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BLM LIBRARY 




United States Department of the Interior 

Bureau of Land Management 

Tulsa District 

Oklahoma Resource Area 



September 1991 




KANSAS RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 

PLAN 



,o /RECORD OF DECISION AND PLAN 




Dear Reader: 

This document contains the combined Kansas Record of Decision (ROD) and Resource 
Management Plan (RMP). 

The ROD and RMP are combined to streamline our mandated land-use-planning 
requirements and to provide the reader with a useable finished product. 

The ROD records the decisions of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) for 
administration of approximately 744,000 acres of Federal mineral estate within 
the Kansas Planning Area. 

The Planning Area encompasses BLM administered split-estate minerals and Federal 
minerals under Federal surface administered by other Federal Agencies within the 
State of Kansas. 

The Kansas RMP and appendices provide direction and guidance to BLM Managers in 
the formulation of decisions effecting the management of Federal mineral estate 
within the planning area for the next 15 years. The Kansas RMP was extracted 
from the Proposed Kansas RMP/FIES. 

The issuance of this ROD and RMP completes the BLM land use planning process for 
the State of Kansas. We now move to implementation of the plan. We wish to 
thank all the individuals and groups who participated in this effort these past 
two years, without their help we could not have completed this process. 




jl W. Tanner 
Area Manager 
Oklahoma Resource Area 




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RECORD OF DECISION 



on the 



Proposed Kansas Resource Management 
Plan and Final Environmental Impact 

Statement 



September 1991 



RECORD OR DECISION 



The decision is hereby made to approve the proposed decision as described in the 
Proposed Kansas Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement 
(RMP/FEIS July 1991). 

MANAGEMENT CONSIDERATIONS 

The decision to approve the Proposed Plan is based on: (1) the input received 
from the public, other Federal and state agencies; (2) the environmental analysis 
for the alternatives considered in the Draft RMP/Draft EIS, as well as the 
Proposed Kansas RMP/FEIS. By adoption of this plan anticipated impacts as 
described in both the Draft and Final EIS will be minimized. 

IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING 

The approved Kansas RMP provides specific management decisions for the planning 
area for the next 15 years. Plan monitoring will be performed by periodic 
managerial review to ensure that all subsequent land-use management decisions 
conform to the Plan and to the established guidelines. On-the-ground actions 
resulting from management decisions will be monitored by agency personnel to 
establish how effective the management measures are at minimizing environmental 
impacts. 




PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT 

Public opinion, input and involvement has been sought throughout the planning 
and decision making process. Public participation was documented in detail in 
Chapter 5 of the Proposed RMP/FEIS. An annual" RMP summary document will be 
prepared to inform the public of the progress made in plan implementation. 

CONSISTENCY/PROTEST RESOLUTION! 

No inconsistencies with the plans, programs, and policies of other Federal 
agencies or state and local governments were identified during the planning 
process, including the Governors consistency review. No protests were received 
on the Proposed Kansas RMP/FEIS 

PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF THIS DOCUMENT 

Copies of this document can be obtained by contacting the Bureau of Land 
Management, Oklahoma Resource Area, 221 North Service Road, Moore Oklahoma 72160. 

CONCLUSION 

This Record of Decision constitutes the final Bureau action involved in the 
approval of the Kansas Resource Management Plan. Any person adversely affected 
by a decision of the Bureau Officer in implementing some portion of a Resource 
Management Plan may appeal such action to the Interior Board of Land Appeals 
pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations 4.400 at the time the action is 
proposed for implementation. 



Date 'Larry Woodafd 

State Director, New Mexico 
Bureau of Land Management 




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KANSAS RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 

PLAN 






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September 1991 



Prepared by 

U.S. Department of the Interior 

Bureau of Land Management 



For Information: 

Paul W. Tanner 
Area Manager 
Oklahoma Resource Area 
221 W. Service Road 
Moore, Oklahoma 73160 



Recommended by: 

I /ATI yOXJMl, 

Jim Sims 
District Manager 
Tulsa District 



Approved by: 




Larry Woodard 

State Director 

New Mexico State Office 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 

KANSAS RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN 

SECTION PAGE 

INTRODUCTION 

Description of Planning Area 1 

Issues, Criteria, and Management Concerns 3 

Management Direction 5 

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PLAN 

Continuing Management Guidance 6 

Resource Management Plan Actions 9 

Federal Oil and Gas Lease Stipulations 9 

BLM Stipulations 11 

Lease Not i ces 12 

Conditions of Approval. . . .' 13 

Surface Management Agency Stipulations 15 

Plan Application 15 

Specific Site Descriptions 16 

Bu reau of Rec 1 amat i on 16 

Tulsa District COE 26 

Kansas City District COE 43 

DOD Military Lands 59 

Spl it-Estate Tracts 65 

PLAN IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING 

Implementing The Plan 87 

Monitoring The Plan 87 

Changing The Plan 87 

Pub! ic Involvment 87 

APPENDICES 

Appendix 1 . Kansas Spl it Estate A-1 

Unleased Split Estate 1-1 

Leased Split Estate 1-7 

Appendix 2. Oil & Gas Lease Stipulations A- 2 

Standard Lease Form 3100-11 with Terms and Conditions 2-1 

Standard BLM Form 3109-1 with BOR Stipulations .2-3 

Special Stipulation BOR GP-135 2-4 

Special Stipulation 1-A, Tulsa District, COE 2-6 

Stipulations for Oil & Gas Leases, Kansas City District, COE 2-9 

Appendix 3. Oil & Gas Lease Operations A- 3 

Glossary G-1 



MAPS 

Kansas Planning Area, (BLM) 2 

Waconda Lake. (BOR) 20 

Keith Sebelius Lake. (BOR) 21 

Lovewel 1 Reservoi r. (BOR) , 22 

Cheney Reservoir. (BOR) 23 

Webster Lake. (BOR) 24 

Cedar Bluff Reservoir. (BOR) 25 

Council Grove Lake.(COE) 32 

El Dorado Lake. (COE) 33 

Elk City Lake. (COE) 34 

Fal 1 River Lake. (COE) 35 

John Redmond Reservoi r . (COE) 36 

(Flint Hills NWR) 

Marion Reservoir. (COE) 37 

Pearon-Skubitz-Big Hill Lake. (COE) 38 

Toronto Lake. (COE) 39 

Kaw Lake. (COE) 40 

Hulah Reservoir. (COE) 41 

Copan Lake. (COE) 42 

CI inton Lake. (COE) 49 

Hillsdale Lake. (COE) 50 

Kanopolis Lake. (COE) 51 

Melvern Lake. (COE) 52 

Mi lford Lake. (COE) 53 

Perry Lake. (COE) 54 

Pomona Lake. (COE) 55 

Tuttle Creek Lake. (COE) 56 

Wilson Lake. (COE) 58 

Fort Riley. (COE) 61 

Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant. (USA) 62 

Smoky Hill Military Reservation. (USAF) 63 

McConnel 1 Ai rForce Base . (USAF) 64 



TABLES 



TABLE 1 - Federal Lands Open for Oil and Gas Leasing with 

Stipulations for The Proposed RMP (BLM) 14 

TABLE 2 - Federal Mineral Estate Closed to Oil and Gas 

Leasing in Areas as of 1990 (BLM) 15 

TABLE 3 - Areas of Stipulations and Lease Notices on 

Kansas Spl it Estate Lands (BLM) 66 



INTRODUCTION 



The Kansas Resource Management Plan 
(RMP) provides the BLM a comprehensive 
framework for managing the Federally 
owned minerals in the state of Kansas. 
The RMP establishes program constraints, 
resource objectives and resource 
management methods. 

Management decisions presented in this 
plan will remain in effect until the 
plan is amended, revised or replaced by 
a new plan. If significant changes occur 
in the proposed uses of Federal minerals 
within the State, the RMP will be 
amended or revised to address those 
changes. 

This RMP fulfills the Federal Land 
Policy and Management Act of 1976 
(FLPMA) requirements for comprehensive 
land-use planning for public lands. All 
actions within this document conform to 
and are designed to meet the 
requirements of the Mineral Leasing Act 
of 1920, as amended. 

Description of Planning Area 

Kansas is situated in the center of the 
contiguous forty-eight states. In fact, 
the geographic center of the country is 
located near the town of Lebanon in 
Smith County. Kansas is the 14th largest 
state and covers an area of about 82,264 
square miles or roughly 52,648,960 
acres. Kansas forms a rectangular area 
208 miles north and south by 411 miles 
east and west. Kansas is bordered on the 
south by Oklahoma, the west by Colorado 
the north by Nebraska and the east by 
Missouri. Generally speaking, the state 
lies in the region known as the Great 
Plains and has a rich variation of 
climate, terrain, soil, and native 
plants and animals. 

Federally owned surface and mineral 
estate in Kansas encompasses over 
850,000 acres located in 90 out of 105 



counties within the state. The Kansas 
Planning Area (Map 1) addressed by this 
plan consists of the Federally owned 
surface and mineral estate administered 
by the BLM, not including the 108,000 
acres located in Morton and Stevens 
counties. The acreage in these two 
counties is managed by the U.S. 
Department of Agriculture, Forest 
Service (FS), Cimarron National 
Grassland. Management of Federal lands 
and minerals in Morton and Stevens 
counties has been addressed in the 
"Pike and San Isabel National Forests, 
Comanche and Cimarron National 
Grasslands Oil and Gas Leasing EIS and 
Forest Plan Amendment" (1 991 ). The Forest 
Service plan meets the BLM requirements 
for land use planning and EIS 
documentation for mineral leasing. 

The Kansas planning area includes 
approximately 73,000 acres of split 
estate minerals (Split estate refers to 
non-Federal surface estate over 
Federally owned mineral estate) as well 
as approximately 670,000 acres of 
Federal mineral estate underlying other 
(non-BLM or FS) Federal Surface 
Management Agencies (SMA) jurisdiction. 
Federal tracts range in size from less 
than 10 acres to over 100,000 acres. 



KANSAS 




KANSAS PLANNING AREA 




^Covered under U.S. Forest Service 
planning. 





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40 mi 



1. FORT LEAVENWORTH 

2. FORT RILEY 

3. SUNFLOWER AMMUNITION PLANT 

4. KANSAS ARMY AMMUNITION PLANT 

5. SMOKY HILL AIR NATIONAL GUARD RANGE 

6. MCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE 



7. QUIVIRA NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 

8. FLINT HILLS NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 

9. KIRWIN NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE 

10. FORT SCOTT NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK 

11. FORT LARNED NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK 

COUNTIES WITH GREATER THAN 1000 ACRES 
OF SPLIT ESTATE. 



The planning area includes both Public 
Domain (PD) minerals and acquired 
minerals scattered throughout the state. 
PD minerals have resulted from the 
Federal Government retaining ownership 
of the mineral estate. Acquired minerals 
result from a Federal Agencies purchase 
of lands and the underlying mineral 
estate for a specific purpose or project 
such as a military base or reservoir. 
Not all land and mineral estate within 
the administrative boundaries of SMA 
projects are Federal. For land use 
planning purposes however, all acreage 
within the administrative boundaries of 
the SMA projects are treated as Federal . 



(7) The USA, Sunflower Ammunition Plant, 
Desoto Kansas; 

(8) The USA, Kansas Air National Guard 
for the Smoky Hill Air National Guard 
Range; 

(9) The US Air Force, 384TH Combat 
Support Group (SAC), McConnell Air Force 
Base for McConnell Air Force Base; 



(10) The DOI, Fish and Wildlife Service 
(FWS), Region 6, Denver Colorado for the 
Flint Hills, Kirwin, and Quivira 
National Wildlife Refuges; and 



The Federal SMAs within Kansas and their 
areas of responsibility include: 

(1) The United States Army, Corps of 
Engineers (USA, COE), Kansas City 
District for Clinton, Hillsdale, 
Kanopolis, Melvern, Mil ford, Perry, 
Pomona, Tuttle Creek, and Wilson 
reservoirs as well as various local 
flood protection projects; 

(2) The USA, COE, Tulsa District for 
Council Grove, El Dorado, Elk City, Fall 
River, Hulah, John Redmond, Marion, Big 
Hill, and Toronto reservoirs as well as 
various local flood protection projects; 

(3) The US Department of the Interior 
(DOI), Bureau of Reclamation (BOR), 
Great Plains Region for Cedar Bluff, 
Cheney, Glen Elder/Waconda, Kirwin, 
Lovewell, Norton, and Webster 
reservoirs; 

(4) The USA, Combined Arms Center, Fort 
Leavenworth Military Reservation for 
Fort Leavenworth; 

(5) The USA, 1st Infantry Division, Fort 
Riley Military Reservation for Fort 
Riley; 

(6) The USA, Kansas Army Ammunition 
Plant, Parsons Kansas; 



(11) The DOI, National Park Service 
(NPS), Midwest Region, Omaha Nebraska 
for Fort Scott and Fort Larned National 
Historic Landmarks. 

These agencies administer approximately 
670,000 acres of the 744,000 acres 
within the planning area. A list of BLM 
administered split-estate minerals, 
identified by legal description, is 
included in Appendix 1. 



PLANNING 



ISSUES. CRITERIA. 



AND 



MANAGEMENT CONCERNS 

The BLM planning regulations equate 
land-use planning with problem solving 
and issue resolution. An issue is 
defined as an opportunity, conflict, or 
problem, regarding the use or management 
of public land and resources. 

Planning criteria are the standards, 
rules, and measures used for data 
collection and alternative formulation, 
which were used for final plan 
selection. Planning criteria were taken 
from appropriate laws and regulations, 
BLM Manuals and directives, and concerns 
expressed in meetings, and 
consultations, both with the public and 
other agencies. 

Management concerns are those non-issue 
related procedures or land-use 
allocations which have proven, during 



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the preparation of this RMP/EIS, to need 
modification. Management concerns focus 
on use conflicts, requirements, or 
conditions that cannot be resolved 
administratively and did not, during 
initial public scoping, appear to meet 
the criteria to qualify as a planning 
issue. 

The issue examined as a result of the 
scoping process for the Kansas RMP was 
identified based upon the judgment of 
the planning team and BLM management 
consultation. The issue addresses the 
concerns of the public, industry and 
other Federal, State and local agencies. 



ISSUE: Leasing and development of 

Federal oil and gas in Kansas. 

The issue is further broken down into 
the following leasing categories: 

1 . Open Subject to Standard Terms and 
Conditions. 

These areas of Federal minerals within 
Kansas as identified by this plan are 
open for oil and gas leasing and 
development subject to standard lease 
terms and conditions. These are the 
areas where the terms and conditions of 
a standard lease form are sufficient to 
protect other land uses and/or resource 
values. 



These areas of Federal minerals within 
Kansas are open for oil and gas leasing 
and development subject to major 
constraints such as no-surface occupancy 
(NSO) stipulations on areas larger than 
40 acres in size or more than 1/4 mile 
in width. These are the areas as 
determined in the RMP/EIS process, that 
require highly restrictive lease 
stipulations in order to mitigate 
potential impacts to other land uses or 
resource values. 

4. Closed to Leasing. 

These areas of Federal minerals within 
Kansas are closed to leasing. These 
areas as documented by the RMP/EIS 
process, are where other land uses or 
resource values cannot be adequately 
protected by the most restrictive lease 
stipulations and appropriate protection 
can only be ensured by closing the area 
to leasing. The RMP/EIS has identified 
closed areas by category of closure 
i.e., discretionary or non-discretionary 
closures. A non-discretionary closure is 
established by legislative mandate while 
a discretionary closure is the result of 
an agency management decision. 



2. Open Subject to Seasonal or Other 
Minor Constraints. 

These areas of Federal minerals within 
Kansas are open for oil and gas leasing 
and development subject to minor 
constraints such as seasonal 
restrictions (wildlife, recreation, 
etc.). These areas as determined by the 
RMP/EIS process, are where moderately 
restrictive lease stipulations may be 
required to mitigate potential impacts 
to other land uses or resource values. 



3. Open Subject to No Surface Occupancy 
and Similar Major Constraints. 



MANAGEMENT DIRECTION 



Existing leases may contain 
stipulations that are either too 
restrictive or not restrictive enough in 
terms of the goals and objectives 
established in the plan. Although lease 
terms cannot be modified by the RMP, the 
plan does allow existing leaseholders 
the opportunity to voluntarily conform 
with proposed stipulations contained in 
the plan. 

PLANNING CRITERIA 

The following describes the planning 
criteria that were used in addressing 
the issue. The RMP: 

1. Complies with laws, executive orders, 
policy, and regulations. 

2. Ensures that resource outputs are 
reasonable and achievable with avai Table 
technology. 

3. Recommends resource allocations which 
are in accordance with the principles of 
multiple-use and sustained yield. 

4. Describes the specific circumstances 
within which lease stipulations would be 
subject to waiver. Those lease 
stipulations not subject to waiver are 
also described. 




5. Evaluates and considers long term 
benefits to the public in relation to 
short term benefits. 

6. Provides for the orderly development 
of leasable minerals while keeping 
environmental impacts to a minimum. 



7. Surface actions not controlled by or 
under the authority of the BLM are not 
addressed by the RMP/EIS. Surface uses 
authorized by the surface owner or the 
SMA are not subject to discussion in 
the RMP/EIS. 



THE RESOURC 



MANAGEMENT RLAN 



This plan is for all Federal minerals 
under the jurisdiction of the BLM in 
Kansas. This RMP was developed with 
guidance provided by the planning 
criteria, public consultation, and 
coordination with other agencies. 

This RMP includes continuing management 
guidance and a description of new 
management actions outlined in the 
proposed plan. 

CONTINUING MANAGEMENT GUIDANCE 

This section describes resource management 
guidance that is applicable to, and 
therefore constitutes a part of, the RMP. 
Continuing management guidance is provided 
by laws, executive orders, regulations, 
Interior Department manuals, BLM manuals 
and BLM Instruction Memoranda. Continuing 
management guidance also includes 
deci sions from precedi ng 1 and-use-pl ans , 
cooperative agreements or memoranda of 
understanding with other state and Federal 
agencies. 

The BLM resource management programs 
which may be affected by management 
decisions resulting from this RMP are: 
1) The lands program, which encompasses 
nearly all aspects of Federal real estate 
management; 2) The wildlife program, which 
includes threatened and endangered species 

responsibilities for both plants and 
animals; 3) The cultural resources 
program, which involves paleontological , 
archeological and historic resources 
management responsibilities; and 4) The 
minerals management program, which 
involves all mineral resources and their 
management. 

With disposal of the BLM administered PD 
surface estate accomplished, surface 
administration will be foregone and is 
not discussed in this document. Leasing 
of the mineral estate, specifically for 
oil and gas development in response to 
industry demands is the principle BLM 



administrative function in Kansas. 
Understanding current BLM management 
responsibilities will help the reader 
understand the program descriptions that 
follow: 

1). Lands 

The BLM administered surface estate in 
the Planning Area has been transferred 
out of Federal ownership. 

The previous land use planning conducted 
by the BLM in Kansas consists of the 
"Planning Analysis (PA) for Proposed 
Disposal of Public Lands in Kansas" 
prepared in 1987 and the "Supplemental 
Planning Analysis (SPA) for Proposed 
Disposal of Public Lands in Kansas" 
completed in 1988. The PA, SPA and the 
accompanying Decision Documents pertain 
to the surface estate and do not address 
the disposition of Federal minerals 
within Kansas. The result of this 
previous planning is the decision to 
transfer title of the isolated tracts of 
BLM managed Federal surface estate to 
other than Federal ownership. There may 
also be additional tracts of public land 
situated within the state which are 
presently unidentified due to 
deficiencies in existing land status 
records. 

Any unidentified tracts detected will 
be disposed of through procedures 
outlined in 43 CFR 2710, Sales, or 43 
CFR 2740, R&PP.'lf at some future date, 
abandoned rail road corridors revert to 
Federal ownership, the corridors in 
question would be evaluated for 
potential rails to trails projects with 
full public participation as required by 
law. 



2). Wildlife 

The BLM's wildlife management program 
activities in Kansas are limited to 
preparation of environmental analyses, 
Special Status Species (SSS) evaluations 
or clearances, wetland determinations 
and development of stipulations for 
impact avoidance or mitigation in the 
mineral development and lands 
i n i t i at i ves . 

Lease stipulations and notices, and 
conditions of approval (COA) of an 
Application for Permit to Drill (APD) 
deal with such issues and resources as 
SSS, wetland/riparian areas and 
migratory birds. Deaths of migratory 
birds in uncovered oil and gas fluids 
disposal pits have been documented in 
Kansas. 

Federal minerals under private surface 
or Federal surface managed by another 
Federal agency or licensed by another 
Federal agency to a state or local 
agency for surface management purposes 
are the most common situations 
encountered in BLM's wildlife management 
program in Kansas. In these situations 
BLM's wildlife responsibilities in 
Kansas do not begin until a BLM mineral 
action is proposed. 

SSS include state and Federally listed 
threatened and endangered plant and 
animal species, species proposed for 
listing and category 1 and 2 candidate 
species being reviewed by the U. S. Fish 
and Wildlife Service (USFWS). Agency 
coordination information indicates that 
there are currently 68 SSS in the state 
of Kansas. Thirty-nine of the over 400 
private surface/Federal mineral (split 
estate) tracts analyzed potentially 
provide habitat for some type of SSS. 

SSS and other fish, wildlife and 
wetland/riparian resource concerns are 
addressed through site specific agency 
coordination in Kansas. 



Agency coordination is initiated with 
the USFWS, KDWP and the Kansas Natural 
Heritage Program (KSNHP) regarding each 
site specific BLM project in Kansas. 
They have each provided information 
included in the development of this RMP. 
No additional wildlife agency 
coordination is anticipated for oil and 
gas leasing until this RMP becomes 
outdated. However, every APD will 
continue to result in site specific 
agency coordination and application and 
discussion of any existing lease 
stipulations and notices. 

The Endangered Species Act of 1973 (as 
amended), Executive Order 11990 
(Protection and Management of Wetlands) , 
BLM policies regarding protection of 
wetlands and riparian areas, and 
information received from the USFWS, 
KDWP, and the KSNHP have influenced the 
development and application of the 
stipulations and lease notices. Lease 
notices are advisory in function and do 
not mandatorily require any action. 



3). Cultural 
Resources 



and Paleontological 



A cultural resource is defined as any 
cultural, archeological, historical, or 
architectural site, building, structure, 
District, or object. Cultural resources 
with a few exceptions are always over 50 
years old; and can also be burials, 
sacred, or ceremonial sites presently 
used or considered important by 
federally recognized Indian tribes. 

The primary goal of the cultural 
resource program is to manage cultural 
resources on public and split-estate 
lands in a manner that both protects the 
cultural resources and provides for 
their proper use. 

Protection of cultural resources is 
required by several Federal laws; 
including the National Historic 
Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) as 
amended, the Archeological Resources 
Protection Act of 1979 (ARPA), the 



American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 
1978 (AIRFA), and the FLPMA. All these 
laws provide for the protection and 
management of cultural resources. 

These laws are implemented through 
Federal regulations, primarily 36 CFR 
800, "Protection of Historic and 
Cultural Properties," which implements 
Section 106 of NHPA. These regulations 
as amended determine how the NHPA shall 
be followed by the Federal Agencies, the 
State Historic Preservation Officers 
(SHPOs) and the Advisory Council on 
Historic Preservation. Two other key 
regulations are 43 CFR 7, which 
implements ARPA; and 36 CFR 60, which 
sets up the National Register of 
Historic Places. 

When cultural resources are discovered 
they are evaluated under the criteria of 
eligibility of the National Register of 
Historic Places (36 CFR 60.4). Any 
cultural resources listed or determined 
eligible for the National Register are 
protected and managed under BLM 
guidelines and procedures developed to 
comply with current laws and 
regulations. 

Sacred tribal grounds or ceremonial 
sites considered important by federally 
recognized tribes are managed in 
accordance with AIRFA using 43 CFR 7. 
This consultation will take into account 
the concerns of the tribes involving 
sites or locations of religious 
significance and can result in 
restrictions of oil and gas development 
or even no surface occupancy. 

A key tool used by the BLM to manage the 
cultural resources is a varied intensity 
of inventory divided into three classes: 
Class I - Existing inventory and 
literature search; Class II - Sampling 
field inventory (all sample units 
inventoried to a Class III level); and 
Class III - Intensive field inventory 
covers 100* of the area on foot. With 
only specifically defined exceptions in 
the BLM Cultural Resource Manual, the 



Class III inventory is required before 
any surface disturbance is allowed. 
Only qualified professional 
archaeologists are allowed to perform 
these inventories through a permitting 
process controlled by the BLM State 
Office in Santa Fe. 

Four recent overviews of Kansas 
archeology and cultural resources are 
being used as background for cultural 
resource evaluation: 1) Kansas 
Prehistoric Archaeological Preservation 
Plan (Brown and Simmons 1987); 2) Kansas 
Preservation Plan Section on Historical 
Archeology (Lees 1988); 3) Archaeology 
of the High Plains (Gunnerson 1987); and 
4) From Clovis to Comanche ro: 
Archeological Overview of the Southern 
Great Plains (Hoffman et al . 1989). 

The BLM's cultural resources management 
program activities in Kansas are limited 
by the lack of BLM managed Federal 
surface estate. The lands identified 
for disposal by previous land-use- 
planning were inventoried for cultural 
resources and an Archeological Inventory 
Report was completed in support of the 
planning effort. 

Cultural Resource program involvement in 
split-estate minerals activities in 
Kansas consists of development of 
environmental analyses reports, site 
specific evaluations or inventories in 
support of oil and gas leasing, 
development of stipulations for impact 
mitigation or impact avoidance, and 
consultations with State agencies. 
Program involvement associated with 
mineral leasing under other Federal 
surface management agencies properties 
is limited to coordination and 
consultation with the other Federal 
agencies and with state agencies. 

At the present time no sites listed on 
the National Register of Historic Places 
are located on lands with Federal 
mineral estate in Kansas. A list of 
known archeological and/or historic 
sites occurring on lands with Federal 



mineral estate is maintained by the ORA. 



RMP ACTIONS 



The BLM paleontological resource 
management program within Kansas 
includes the requirement that the BLM be 
notified should paleontological 
resources be encountered during the 
conduct of operations. 

4). Mineral Resources 

The BLM's minerals management program 
within Kansas consists of leasing 
minerals which have an economic value or 
demand. Minerals occurring in commercial 
quantities in Kansas include oil and 
gas, coal, gypsum, salt, zinc, lead, 
chalk, pumice, commercial quality clays, 
helium, building stone, limestone and 
sand and gravel . 

All Federal oil and gas leasing and 
lease operations in Kansas are conducted 
following procedures established and 
presented in 43 CFR 3100. Lease 
development activities in Kansas involve 
on-site inspections before APD approval , 
drilling plan review and lease 
operations inspection and enforcement. 

Lease operations are regulated by lease 
terms, regulations, and stipulations 
that may be attached to the lease to 
protect specific resource values 
identified by an environmental 
assessment or impact statement. Prior 
to operations, a site specific 
environmental analysis of the proposed 
well site may result in additional 
considerations before approval of the 
drilling permit. 

Geophysical operations within Kansas are 
not controlled or authorized by the BLM. 
Each SMA and surface owner negotiates 
and controls surface uses which includes 
access for geophysical exploration 
activities. 



The RMP is a comprehensive land use plan 
to guide future management of lands and 
resources. Because only one resource 
issue, oil and gas leasing and 
development, has been addressed, the 
multiple-resource trade-offs which 
normally constitute the RMP are not 
applicable. 

The selected RMP is the "Proposed RMP" 
as described in the Proposed RMP/ Final 
EIS as: Intensive Surface Protection. 

Split-Estate 
Under the RMP new leases and expired 
leases that are reissued would be leased 
with standard lease terms. Mandatory 
stipulations would be incorporated into 
each lease where those stipulations 
apply. In addition, this will include 
optional stipulations where resource 
values exist that warrant special 
protection. 

SMA Lands 
All new leases and expired leases that 
are reissued would be leased with 
stipulations currently identified by the 
SMA. Additional stipulations may be 
applied to these SMA lands where the BLM 
determines that additional stipulations 
may be necessary to protect resource 
values warranting greater protection 
than provided by the SMA stipulations. 

FEDERAL OIL AND GAS LEASE STIPULATIONS 

A Federal oil and gas lease is a 
contract between the Federal Government 
and an individual or corporation 
(lessee) which allows the lessee to 
extract oil and gas from the Federal 
mineral estate for a percentage 
(royalty) of the gross value. The terms 
of the lease are considered contractual 
obligations of the lessee and are 
standardized on all Federal oil and gas 
leases. The terms and conditions of an 
oil and gas lease provide general 
protection of surface and subsurface 
resources for normal operations and are 



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known as the Standard Terms and 
Conditions (STC). A copy of the STC of 
a Federal oil and gas lease are 
presented in Appendix 2. The Federal 
Government also utilizes leasing 
stipulations to protect unique values or 
important resources when it is felt that 
the STC are not adequate. 

Proposals to lease split-estate minerals 
require the BLM to prepare a site 
specific environmental assessment and 
assure that necessary surface protection 
stipulations are attached to the lease. 
Procedures for leasing on other SMA 
minerals are similar to split estate 
procedures except that the SMA is 
contacted for consent to lease and also 
for identification of specific agency 
surface protection stipulations. 

Stipulations to a lease involve 
additional restrictions required of the 
lessee for conduct of operations on a 
lease. Stipulations are attached to a 
lease at the time of lease offer, 
providing the potential lessee the 
opportunity not to bid on the lease if 
these restrictions are not agreeable. 
The Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired 
Lands, 30 U.S.C. 351, requires that the 
SMA stipulations must be included on a 
lease. Further, as presented in Title 
43 CFR 3101.7-1 (a) "Acquired lands 
shall be leased only with the consent of 
the surface management agency, which 
upon receipt of a description of the 
lands from the authorized officer, shall 
report to the authorized officer that it 
consents to leasing with stipulations, 
if any, or withholds consent or objects 
to leasing." Additional, more 
restrictive stipulations can be added by 
the BLM. Specific BLM action in regard 
to SMA stipulations is mandated by 43 
CFR 3101.7-2 (a) "Where the surface 
managing agency has consented to leasing 
with stipulations, and the Secretary 
decides to issue (a lease), the 
authorized officer shall incorporate the 
stipulations into any lease which it may 
issue. The authorized officer may add 
additional stipulations." 



Exceptions to a lease stipulation, 
waiver of a lease stipulation or 
modification of a lease stipulation are 
explained in the Federal regulations at 
43 CFR 3101.1-4. Generally, an 
exception, waiver, or modification may 
be approved if the record shows that 
circumstances or protected resource 
values have changed or if the lessee can 
demonstrate that operations can be 
conducted without causing unacceptable 
impacts, and that less restrictive 
stipulations will protect the public 
interest. Exceptions, waivers, and 
modifications can only be granted by the 
Authorized Officer. If the proposed 
exception, waiver, or modification is 
inconsistent with the land use plan, the 
plan will be amended or changed or the 
exception, waiver, or modification will 
be disallowed. 

Exceptions are considered on a case by 
case basis and are subject to an 
environmental analysis. Exception to a 
leasing stipulation will be granted by 
the Authorized Officer if the reason for 
the exception is consistent with that 
analysis. No public notice is required 
for exceptions to lease stipulations 
which conform to the plan. Exceptions 
which do not conform to the plan may be 
granted only upon plan amendment and 
public notification. 

A stipulation waiver is the complete 
elimination of a stipulation from a 
particular lease contract. 
A stipulation is waived by the 
Authorized Officer after preparation of 
an environmental assessment and a 
decision is made that the stipulation in 
question is no longer required for a 
particular lease. The decision to waive 
a substantial stipulation requires a 
plan amendment and a 30 day public 
notice period prior to waiver. 

Modifications to a lease stipulation are 
made if and when resource management 
determines the stipulation is no longer 
effective as written. This situation 
could occur when new information, 



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obtained by inventory or monitoring, 
etc. indicates that the protective 
measure is unnecessarily restrictive. 
Modification of a stipulation requires 
the preparation of an environmental 
assessment to determine the potential 
impacts and/or plan amendment or 
maintenance needs. If the modification 
is determined to be substantial by the 
Authorized Officer, a 30 day public 
notice period prior to modifying the 
lease stipulation is required. 

Stipulations attached to a lease as a 
condition of consent by a SMA are not 
subject to exception, waiver, or 
modification by the BLM. 

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT STIPULATIONS 

Stipulations utilized within ■ the 
Oklahoma Resource Area (ORA) include 
both mandatory and optional 
stipulations. A mandatory stipulation is 
one which addresses protection of a 
resource which the BLM is required by 
law, regulation or policy to protect, 
and which the BLM feels STC would not 
offer sufficient protection. Mandatory 
stipulations include: 

ORA-1, Floodplain Protection Stipulation 

"All or portions of the lands under this 
lease lie in and or adjacent to a major 
watercourse and are subject to periodic 
flooding. Surface occupancy of these 
areas will not be allowed without the 
specific approval, in writing, of the 
Bureau of Land Management." 

This stipulation is a result of 
Executive Order (E.O.) 11988 Floodplain 
Management of May 24, 1977. 

ORA-2, Wetland/Riparian Stipulation 

"All or portions of the lands under this 
lease contain wetland and/or riparian 
areas. Surface occupancy of these areas 
will not be allowed without the specific 
approval, in writing of the Bureau of 
Land Management. Impacts or disturbance 



to wetlands and riparian habitats which 
occur on this lease, must be avoided, 
minimized or compensated. The mitigation 
goal will be no net loss of in-kind 
wetlands. Such mitigation will be 
developed during the application for 
permit to drill process in cooperation 
with appropriate state and Federal 
agencies. " 

The wetland/riparian stipulation is 
mandated by E.O. 11990 "Protection of 
Wetlands" of May 24, 1977. 

Optional stipulations would be applied 
to protect a resource value or other 
land use which would be potentially 
impacted by normal oil and gas lease 
operations. These stipulations are 
optional in the sense that they are not 
mandated by law or regulation. They will 
be used only when the value of the 
resource warrants protection. These 
optional stipulations include: 

ORA-3, Season of Use Stipulation 

"Surface occupancy of this lease will 
not be allowed from date . through 
date . without the specific approval 
in writing, from the Authorized Officer 
of the Bureau of Land Management." 

This stipulation restricts the time that 

the lessee can be on the lease for a 

period of more than 60 days. 

Most season of use restrictions involve 

wildlife seasonal use requirements or 

recreation use conflicts with drilling 

activities. 

ORA-4, No Surface Occupancy 

"Surface occupancy of this lease will 
not be allowed. " 

This stipulation prohibits surface use 
to protect a resource or use that is not 
compatible with oil and gas development. 
The tract could be leased for inclusion 
in a drilling unit and may be drilled 
directionally from an off-site location 
where occupancy is allowed. 



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LEASE NOTICES 

A Lease Notice' provides more detailed 
information concerning limitations that 
already exist in law, lease terms, 
regulations, or operational orders. 
A Lease Notice also addresses special 
items the lessee should consider when 
planning operations, but does not impose 
new or additional restrictions. A lease 
notice is not binding or enforceable, it 
provides the potential lessee with 
additional information. Lease Notices 
attached to leases should not be 
confused with NTLs— Notices to Lessees. 

Lease Notices (LN) include: 
LN-1: Special Status Species 

According to preliminary information all 
or portions of the lease area could 
contain Federal and/or state-listed 
threatened or endangered species and/or 
other special status species and/or 
habitats utilized by these groups of 
species. .Any proposed surface 
disturbing activity may require an 
inventory and consultation with the U. 
S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the state 
wildlife agency and/or the BLM. The 
consultation could take up to 180 days 
to complete. Surface occupancy could be 
restricted or not allowed as a result of 
the consultation. Appropriate 
modifications to the imposed 
restrictions will be made for the 
maintenance and operations of producing 
oil and gas wells. 

LN-2, Black-footed Ferrets In Kansas 

"If black-footed ferrets occur anywhere 
in the wild in Kansas, they are presumed 
to be associated with prairie dogs. All 
or portions of this lease area lie 
within a county of Kansas where prairie 
dog towns have occurred in the past. 
Therefore, if a prairie dog town of 
eighty acres or more is found to occur 
on or near this lease, a black-footed 
ferret survey may be required before 
permitting surface disturbing activity 
which may impact the prairie dog town." 



LN-2 will be applied to leases issued 
in the counties which last reported the 
presence of prairie dog towns. 
These counties are: 

Barber, Barton, Cheyenne, Clark, Clay, 
Comanche, Decatur, Edwards, Ellis, 
Ellsworth, Finney, Ford, Gove, Graham, 
Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Harper, 
Harvey, Haskell, Hodgeman, Jewell, 
Kearny, Kingman, Kiowa, Lane, Lincoln, 
Logan, McPherson, Meade, Mitchell, 
Morton, Ness, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, 
Pawnee, Phillips, Pratt, Rawlins, Reno, 
Rice, Rooks, Rush, Russell, Saline, 
Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, 
Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Sumner, 
Thomas, Trego, Wallace, and Wichita. 




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CONDITIONS OF APPROVAL 

Additional BLM requirements to protect 
a resource or value that does not affect 
the lessee's rights or restrict location 
on the lease can be imposed as a 
condition of approval of the APD. 



One such condition utilized to protect 
migratory birds is as follows: 

"All open pits and tanks being used in 
conjunction with the development of this 
lease will be netted or otherwise 
covered no later than four days after 
final drilling depth is achieved and 
until such time as they are removed 
and/or filled and reclaimed. The 
recommended coverings include hard 
covers or a screen material of small 
enough mesh size so as to prevent the 
entry and the death of migratory birds. 
The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
Division of Law Enforcement has prepared 
materials which provide more detailed 
guidelines for covering oil field pits 
and tanks. " 

Note; The granting of four working days 
for completion of covering or netting 
pits and/or tanks in no way limits your 
responsibility should migratory birds be 
discovered dead in tanks or pits within 
the four day period or during the actual 
drilling phase. 

A summary of how stipulations are 
applied is presented in Table 1. 




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TABLE 1 



ACRES OF FEDERAL MINERALS OPEN FOR OIL & GAS LEASING BY STIPULATION. 



SUA 


AREA 


NSO 


NSO 


NSO 


ORA- 


-1 0RA- 


2 0RA-3 0RA-4 


LN-1 LN2 


PROJECT 


ACRES 


ND 


PP 


ELEV. 


FLPLN 


TIME N80 


T/E BFF 


Clinton 


22,000 


800 


17,125 


17,125 












Hillsdale 


13,103 


1,200 


2,921 


7,500 












Kanopol i s 


21,166 


1,396 


3,400 


13,958 












Melvern 


24,000 


950 


5,620 


13,950 












Mil ford 


37,000 


1,190 


6,500 


33,000 












Perry 


42,000 


1,300 


7,000 


30,600 












Pomona 


10,501 


800 


1,460 


8,600 












Tuttle Creek 


33,634 


900 


4,700 


33,000 












Wilson 


21,796 


700 


4,200 


12,000 












Total KC COE 


225.200 


9.236 


52.926 


169.733 








2,638 




Council Grove 


5,980 


1,300 


2,042 


2,638 




El Dorado 


16,328 


1,200 


9,428 


5,700 








5,700 




Elk City 


18,469 


1,200 


7,050 


10,219 








10,219 




Fall River 


15,147 


700 


3,040 


11,407 








11,407 




John Redmond 


11,297 


1,070 


2,400 


8,467 








2,067 




Marion 


12,249 


400 


2,020 


9,829 








3,002 




Pearson-Skubi tz 


2,547 


200 


510 


1,837 








800 




Toronto 


8,623 


300 


1,350 


6,973 








5,576 




Kaw/Hula/Capon 


7,500 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 








7,500 




Total TD COE 


98.140 


6.370 


27.840 


57.070 








48.909 




Cedar Bluff 


15,125 


15,125 


-0- 


-0- 




Cheney 


16,949 


16,949 


-0- 


-0- 












Glen Elder 


27,909 


27,909 


-0- 


-0- 












Lovewell 


9,261 


6,576 


-0- 


-0- 












Keith Sebelius 


7,849 


7,849 


-0- 


-0- 












Webster 


6,903 


6,903 


-0- 


-0- 












Total BOR 


83,997 
69,973 


81 .311 


-0- 


-0- 












Fort Riley 


-0- 


68,173 


-0- 


1 


800 








Sunflower Army 




















Ammunition Plant 


10,000 


-0- 


-0- 


-0- 












Smoky Hill 




















Bombing Range 


33,873 


-0- 


7,171 


-0- 












McConnell 




















Air Force Base 


2,554 


2,554 


-0- 


-0- 












Total Military 


116.400 


2.554 


75.344 


-0- 


1 


800 








SDlit Estate 


72.410 


-p^ 


-Q- 


-Q- 


3 


,850 


15 


.147 320 1.212 


5.285 66.000 


Total 


596,147 


99,471 


176,327 


209,678 


5 


,650 


15 


,147 320 1,212 


5,285 66,000 



LEGEND 

SMA= Surface Management Agency. 

NS0= No Surface Occupancy. 

NSO ND= No Surface Occupancy and No Drilling, leased for pooling purposes only. 

NSO DD= No Surface Occupancy, Directional Drilling into the minerals would be 

allowed. 

NSO ELEV.= No Surface Occupancy based on project specific elevation. 

0RA= Oklahoma Resource Area 



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SURFACE MANAGEMENT AGENCY STIPULATIONS 

Federal mineral resources under SMA 
lands within Kansas are subject to each 
SMA's specific leasing stipulations. 
Copies of the SMAs' oil and gas leasing 
stipulations are contained in Appendix 
2. Generally, these SMA stipulations can 
be divided into three categories; no 
surface occupancy (NSO) with no 
directional drilling allowed (NSO/ND); 
NSO with directional drilling (NSO/DD), 
and NSO described by elevation or 
surface use if suitable non-agency lands 
are included in the same drilling unit 
(NSO/ELEV). The SMAs normally base lease 
stipulations to the surface land use or 
allocation at the particular site or 
installation. 



NSO/ND, 
Drilling 



No Surface Occupancy and No 



This stipulation, common to the COE and 
the BOR, is designed to protect 
facilities such as dams, embankments and 
other areas from damage by oil and gas 
operations. This stipulation prohibits 
surface occupancy and directional 
drilling by the lessee under restricted 
areas. This stipulation allows the 
identified area to be included in a 
lease for the purpose of becoming a part 
of a drilling unit so that the United 
States will share in the royalty. 

NSO/DD No Surface Occupancy, Open for 
Directional Drilling 

This stipulation is used by SMAs to 
protect surface resource values and uses 
from drilling activities. This 
stipulation is applied to public use 
areas, recreation areas, state wi ldl ife 
and waterfowl refuges, historical sites, 
trails, roads and military training 
areas. Directional drilling is 
permitted from outside the identified 
areas where occupancy is allowed. 



NSO/ELEV. No Surface Occupancy based on 
Elevation 

This stipulation is used by the COE in 
combination with, "No drilling on 
Government owned surface where 
alternative surface ownership is 
available within the same drilling unit" 
to protect the integrity of their 
reservoirs at a specific level based 
upon lake elevation. Normally, this 
stipulation is subject to negotiation 
between the SMA and the lessee at the 
time of operational plan development. 

PLAN APPLICATION 

All Federal minerals within the planning 
area have been evaluated using the 
previously described criteria and 
management guidance. The following 
description is presented by specific 
location and includes a short 
description of how the RMP guidance 
applies to each location. The SMA lands 
are grouped according to agency 
jurisdiction, the split-estate lands are 
grouped by county. 

Federal minerals closed to leasing 
within Kansas are listed in Table 2. 

TABLE 2 
FEDERAL MINERAL ESTATE CLOSED TO OIL AND 



GAS LEASING IN ACRES AS OF 


1991 


PROJECT/AREA 


SMA 


ACRES 


Flint Hills NWR 


USFWS 


18,500 


Kirwin NWR 


USFWS 


10,778 


Quivira NWR 


USFWS 


21,800 


Fort Scott NHL 


USNPS 


16 


Fort Larned NHL 


USNPS 


718 


Ft. Leavenworth 


USA 


5,226 


Ft. Riley 


USA 


30,700 


Kansas Army 






Ammo Plant 


USA 


13.727 


TOTAL 




101.465 



Reasons for a SMA to withhold consent to 
lease vary from agency to agency 
however, 43 CFR 3100.0-3 specifically 
identifies U.S. Wildlife Refuges, 



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National Park Lands, and areas within 
city limits as excluded from leasing. 
The fact that all acquired Federal lands 
in Kansas were obtained for a purpose 
other than mineral leasing, and that 
mineral leasing and development may not 
be compatible with the reason for 
acquisition, is sufficient to withhold 
consent. Additionally, it should be 
pointed out that while these areas are 
closed to leasing, if federal mineral 
estate is being drained by adjacent oil 
and gas activities, the Federal mineral 
estate being drained will be leased for 
inclusion in a unit for royalty 
purposes. 

SPECIFIC SITE DESCRIPTIONS 

The following descriptions of the 
various SMA projects are general and 
brief. A series of corresponding maps of 
each SMA project follows each SMAs 
section. 



Stipulations protecting special wi ldl ife 
habitats or significant surface 
resources have been identified by 
project site. The overlapping buffer 
zones identified for each surface 
resource results in stipulation acreage 
greater than the projects total . 

In all cases, GP-135 requires a site 
specific surface use plan approved by 
the BOR Regional Director prior to any 
lease development. Whenever a conflict 
occurs concerning the applicability of 
a BOR stipulation, the more restrictive 
stipulation will apply. 



Glen Elder Dam/ Waconda Lake 

Project acres 27,909 
Land allocations 

Recreation 1,391 

Wildlife Mgt. 12,499 

Operations 1,417 

Water/ surface area 12,602 



BOR Projects 

Oil and gas leasing stipulations for the 
following reservoir sites are contained 
in the BOR GP-135 Special Stipulations 
document which is contained in Appendix 
2. The GP-135 stipulations provide for 
protection of BOR projects by use of 
buffer zones which prohibit occupancy 
and/or drilling for a specific distance. 
Maximum project protection is provided 
by the use of NSO/ND to within 1,000 
feet under the Maximum Water Surface 
(MWS) by elevation as defined in 
Standing Operating Procedures of BOR, or 
to within 2,000 feet under dam 
embankments and appurtenance structures, 
outlet works , spillways, etc., or to 
within one-half mile (2,640 feet) of the 
centerline of any tunnel. Should the 
maximum project protection stipulation 
be waived by the BOR, additional 
restrictions protect recreational 
developments, wildlife habitats, project 
facilities and water supplies by 
creating a NSO/DD buffer ranging from 
200 to 500 feet around these areas. 



Description 

The Glen Elder Dam and reservoir is 
located in the Solomon River Valley in 
Osborne, Mitchell, Cloud, and Ottawa 
Counties in north-central Kansas. The 
project consists of Glen Elder Dam and 
its reservoir, Wacanda Lake, and 
protective dikes and appurtenant 
structures. The dam is a multi-purpose 
structure on the river approximately 6.5 
miles below the confluence of the north 
and south forks of the Solomon River in 
Mitchell County immediately above the 
town of Glen Elder. Waconda Lake 
parallels U.S. Highway No. 24 and the 
Missouri Pacific Railroad from Glen 
Elder to Downs, Kansas. 

Glen Elder/Waconda provides municipal 
and industrial water for Beloit, Kansas, 
on the Solomon River about 12 miles 
downstream, and three rural water 
districts, together with recreation, 
fish and wildlife conservation and water 
quality benefits. 



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SMA Lease Stipulations 
No surface occupancy and/or no drilling 
will be allowed on 1,417 acres within 
the operations area or on 12,602 acres 
of water surface area. As mineral 
leases are requested, GP-135 
stipulations will be applied on a case- 
by-case basis on the remaining acres to 
determine surface occupancy. 

Should BOR project lands at Glen Elder 
Dam/Wacanda lake be leased, stipulations 
as described above would apply. 



Norton/Keith Sebelius Lake 
Project acres 
Land allocations 

Recreation 

Wildlife Mgt. 

Operations 

Withdrawn 
Water/Surface Area 



7,849 

1,578 

3,475 

471 

144 

2,181 



Description 

Norton Dam/Keith Sebelius Lake is 
located along the valley of the Prairie 
Dog Creek in north-central Kansas. The 
project consists of Norton Dam and the 
associated reservoir, Keith Sebelius 
Lake, the Almena Diversion Dam, Almena 
Main and South Canals, and a system of 
laterals and drains. In addition to 
storing water for irrigation, the 
project provides water for use in the 
city of Norton, protects the valley 
downstream from floods, and offers 
opportunities for recreation and for 
conservation and development of fish and 
wildlife resources. 

The Kansas Department of Wildlife and 
Parks (KDWP) administers the reservoir 
water surface and wildlife lands above 
the dam, and the recreation areas. The 
KDWP also assumes responsibility for the 
administration of the water surface and 
wildlife lands above Almena Diversion 
Dam. 

The city of Norton receives its water 
supply from Norton Reservoir. In 1963, 



the state of Kansas approved a water 
right granting the city of Norton a 
storage limit in Norton Reservoir of 
1,600 acre- feet and maximum releases 
from storage of 1,600 acre- feet per 
year. 

The water surface of Norton Reservoir 
and the adjoining project land provides 
excellent opportunities for outdoor 
recreation and fish and wildlife 
activities. 

The KDWP has established a state park on 
the Prairie Dog Creek arm of the 
reservoir. There are excellent 
facilities, including paved roads, boat 
launching ramps, picnicking, camping, 
swimming, fishing, day use activities, 
and modern water and sanitation 
facilities. The KDWP administers 5,656 
acres for fish and wildlife. A game 
management and public hunting area has 
been established. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
No surface occupancy and/or no drilling 
will be allowed on 471 acres within the 
operations area or on 2,181 acres of 
water surface area. As mineral leases 
are requested, GP-135 stipulations will 
be applied on a case-by-case basis on 
the remaining acres to determine surface 
occupancy. 

Should BOR project lands at Norton/Keith 
Sebelius lake be leased, stipulations as 
described above would apply. 



Lovewell Reservoir 

Project acres 

Land allocations 
Recreation 
Wildlife Mgt. 
Operations 

Water/Surface Area 



6,576 

1,126 

2,029 

435 

2,986 



Description 

Lovewell Dam is on the White Rock Creek 
3 miles northwest of Lovewell, Kansas. 
The reservoir stores water from White 



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Rock Creek and diversions from the 
Republican River by way of the Courtland 
Canal. Lovewell Reservoir provides 
excellent facilities for outdoor 
recreation and fish and wildlife 
activities. Thousands of persons visit 
the facilities each year. Principal 
recreational activities include camping, 
fishing, swimming, boating, and water 
skiing. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
No surface occupancy and/or no drilling 
will be allowed on 435 acres within the 
operations area or on 2,986 acres of 
water surface area. As mineral leases 
are requested, GP-135 stipulations will 
be applied on a case-by-case basis on 
the remaining acres to determine surface 
occupancy. 

Should BOR project lands at Lovewell 
Reservoir be leased, stipulations as 
described above would apply. 



Cheney Reservoir 

Project acres 
Land allocations 
Recreation 
Wildlife Mgt. 
Operations 

Water/Surface Area 



16,949 

1,913 

5,249 

250 

9,537 



Description 

Cheney Dam and lake is located on the 
North Fork of the Ninnescah River about 
6 miles north of Cheney and 24 miles 
west of Wichita, Kansas. The site is at 
the common intersection of the 
boundaries of Kingman, Reno, and 
Sedgwick Counties, with portions of the 
dam lying in all three. 

Cheney Reservoir provides a supplemental 
water supply to the city of Wichita, 
flood control for protection of 
downstream areas, and recreation and 
fish and wildlife benefits. 

The construction of Cheney Dam has 
provided this otherwise arid region of 



Kansas with a variety of recreational 
uses and fish and wildlife benefits. 
Cheney State Park at Cheney Reservoir 
provides most species of sport fish 
common to Kansas. White bass and 
walleye are the favorites of anglers, 
and there is good fishing for crappie, 
channel catfish, striped bass, and 
largemouth bass. There are excellent 
camping, boating, swimming and 
picnicking facilities. 

The KDWP administers the recreation 
areas at Cheney Reservoir, including 
some 1,900 acres of land and over 5,400 
acres of water. The KDWP also 
administers over 5,200 acres of land and 
4,100 acres of water for conservation 
and management of migratory birds and 
other fish and wildlife resources. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
No surface occupancy and/or no drilling 
will be allowed on approximately 16,949 
acres. There are also no surface 
occupancy stipulations to protect 
portions of the Cheney Reservoir 
wildlife area and bald eagle roosting 
and feeding areas. Special stipulations 
(seasonal, height, and distance) for 
wildlife habitat, recreation, and 
facilities protection also apply to some 
project lands. In addition to the GP- 
135 stipulations, Cheney Reservoir is 
also subject to Oil and Gas, Bureau of 
Reclamation General Stipulations for 
Cheney Dam and Reservoir, Wichita 
Project Kansas January 1985. A copy of 
these stipulations can be obtained from: 

Project Manager 

Oklahoma Project Office 

Bureau of Reclamation 

420 West Main Street, Suite 630 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102 



Should BOR project lands at Cheney 
Reservoir be leased, stipulations as 
described above would apply. 



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Webster Reservoir 



Cedar Bluff Reservoir 



Project acres 
Land allocations 
Recreation 
Wildlife Mgt. 
Operations 
Water/Surface Area 



6,903 

880 
1,853 
431 
3,739 



Description 

Webster Dam and Reservoir is located 
between Woodston and Osborne, Kansas, on 
the north side of the South Fork of the 
Solomon River. Webster Dam, 8 miles 
west of the city of Stockton, is the 
principal feature of the project. The 
project provides flood control for areas 
downstream of the dam, irrigation water 
to 8,500 irrigable acres of the Webster 
Irrigation District No. 4, fish and 
wildlife conservation and enhancement, 
and recreation opportunities. 

The KDWP are involved in the management 
of recreation and fish and wildlife 
interests at the reservoir and diversion 
dam, surface waters, and adjacent lands 
set aside for those purposes. 

Recreation opportunities at Webster Dam 
and Reservoir, Woodston Diversion Dam, 
and surrounding areas set aside for that 
purpose consist of picnicking, camping, 
swimming, boating, fishing, and other 
related activities. Normal operation of 
the Webster Reservoir provides a stable 
or slightly rising water level which is 
ideal for spawning fish. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
No surface occupancy and/or no drilling 
will be allowed on 431 acres within the 
operations area or on 3,739 acres of 
water surface area. As mineral leases 
are requested, GP-135 stipulations will 
be applied on a case-by-case basis on 
the remaining acres to determine surface 
occupancy. 

Should BOR project lands at Webster 
Reservoir be leased, stipulations as 
described above would apply. 



Project acres 
Land allocations 
Recreation 
Wildlife Mgt. 
Operations 
Research Area 
Water/Surface Area 



15,125 

1,640 

5,800 

496 

320 

6,869 



Description 

The Cedar Bluff project is on the north 
side of Smoky Hill River, 18 miles 
southwest of Ellis, Kansas. It consists 
of an earthfill dam and reservoir, a 
water delivery system to serve the lands 
of Cedar Bluff Irrigation District No. 
6, and municipal and industrial water 
service to Russell , Kansas. The project 
also protects the downstream valley from 
floods. 

Operation of the recreation areas and 
administration of the water surface and 
wildlife lands is by the KDWP. 
Operation and maintenance of all 
irrigation facilities is by the Cedar 
Bluff Irrigation District No. 6. 

Excellent hunting, fishing, boating, 
water skiing, swimming, picnicking, and 
camping attract many visitors to the 
reservoir each year. Facilities include 
campgrounds, picnic areas, and boat- 
launching ramps. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
No surface occupancy and/or no drilling 
will be allowed on 496 acres within the 
operations area or on 6,869 acres of 
water surface area. As mineral leases 
are requested, GP-135 stipulations will 
be applied on a case-by-case basis on 
the remaining acres to determine surface 
occupancy. 

Should BOR project lands at Cedar Bluff 
Reservoir be leased, stipulations as 
described above would apply. 



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COE Projects, Tulsa District 

Oil and gas leasing stipulations for the 
Tulsa District COE projects are 
contained within the Districts Special 
Stipulations 1-A, a copy of which is 
contained in Appendix 2. These 1-A 
stipulations provide for the protection 
of surface resources through the use of 
surface occupancy restrictions, drilling 
restrictions or consultation 
requirements with authorized surface 
lessees (KDWP). Generally, 1-A requires 
NSO or directional drilling within 2,000 
feet under restricted areas. Restricted 
areas include the major structures such 
as the dam, spillways, embankments, etc. 
All existing or proposed public use 
areas, recreation areas, wildlife and 
waterfowl refuges, historical sites, and 
hiking or horseback trails are 
designated NSO. The 1-A stipulations are 
standardized and apply to all Tulsa 
District projects. 



Council Grove Lake 
Project acres 
Land allocations 
Operations 
Recreation 
Wildlife Mgt, 



5,980 

600 
2,742 
2,638 



Description 

Council Grove Lake is located on the 
Grand (Neosho) River about 1.5 miles 
northwest of the town of Council Grove 
in Morris County. In addition to flood 
control, Council Grove Lake is used for 
water quality control, recreation, and 
water supply. 

At Council Grove Lake, 2,638 acres of 
land and water are licensed to the KDWP 
for game management and public hunting. 
Wildlife management practices conducted 
by the COE include the construction and 
placement of wood duck boxes, wildlife 
food plots, tree and shrub plantings for 
wildlife cover, and livestock control to 
improve the habitat. 



SMA Lease Stipulations 
NSO/ND on approximately 1,300 acres 
associated with restricted areas. NSO/DD 
on approximately 2,042 acres associated 
with recreation areas. NSO/ELEV on 
approximately 2,638 acres of wildlife 
management lands and conservation pool 
where alternative surface ownership is 
available within the same drilling unit. 

Should COE project lands at Council 
Grove Lake be leased for oil and gas, 
Tulsa District COE 1-A stipulations as 
described above would apply. 
In addition, ORA-3 Seasonal Surface 
Use Restrictions would apply from Sept. 
01, through March 31, on approximately 
2,638 acres of wildlife management lands 
subject to drilling if not included 
within a drilling unit. 



El Dorado Lake 
Project acres 
Land allocations 
Operations 
Recreation 
Wildlife Mgt. 



16,328 

600 
9,968 
5,760 



Description 

El Dorado dam and reservoir, is located 
on the Walnut River about 4 miles 
northeast of the town of El Dorado in 
Butler County. 

Conservation storage at El Dorado Lake 
provides a dependable yield of 22.2 
million gallons per day (mgd) for water 
supply. Four recreational-use areas, 
totaling about 2,900 acres, have been 
developed above the dam. About 700 
acres below the dam were developed to 
provide access to the stream for fishing 
and other recreational purposes. Other 
areas will be developed on the east and 
west sides of the lake. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
NSO/ND on approximately 1,200 acres 
associated with operational 
restrictions. NSO/DD on approximately 
9,428 acres of recreational areas. 



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NSO/ELEV on the approximately 5,700 
acres of wildlife management lands or 
within the conservation pool where 
alternate surface ownership is available 
for drilling within a particular 
drilling unit. 

Should COE project lands at El Dorado 
Lake be leased for oil and gas, Tulsa 
District COE 1-A stipulations as 
described above would apply. In 
addition, 0RA-3, Season of Use 
Restrictions from Sept. 01, through 
March 31, to protect seasonal wildlife 
use and recreation (hunting) on 
approximately 5,700 acres. 



managed by the COE are open to the 
public for hunting. 

The KDWP also manages Squaw Creek Cove 
State Park at the project. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
NS0/ND on approximately 1,200 acres 
associated with the Dam, spillway, and 
canals. NSO/DD on approximately 7,050 
acres associated with recreation, 
refuges, and other designations. NSO on 
approximately 10,219 acres of wildlife 
management lands or the conservation 
pool where alternate lands within a 
drilling unit are available. 



Elk C1tv Lake 



Project acres 18,469 

Land allocations 

Operations 300 

Recreation 5,550 

Waterfowl Refuge (KDWP) 1,500 

Wildlife Mgt. 11,119 

Description 

Elk City Lake is located on the Elk 
River, a tributary of the Verdigris 
River in Montgomery County. The dam is 
approximately 7 miles east of Elk City 
and 7 miles northwest of Independence. 
In addition to flood control, Elk City 
Lake is operated for water supply and 
water quality control. The conservation 
storage provides a dependable yield of 
10.0 mgd for water supply and 7.4 mgd 
for water quality control. The lake 
currently has a surface area of 4,450 
acres at the top of the conservation 
pool. In cooperation with Kansas state 
agencies to further enhance the wildlife 
habitat, a lake level manipulation plan 
has been implemented at Elk City Lake. 
The lake is raised or lowered seasonally 
to make conditions more conducive to 
fish and wildlife management. 

The KDWP has a license to approximately 
12,240 acres of project area for game 
management and public hunting. An 
additional 2,180 acres of project land 



Should COE project lands at Elk City 
Lake be leased for oil and gas, Tulsa 
District COE 1-A stipulations as 
described above would apply. In 
addition, ORA-3 Season of Use 
restrictions on the 10,219 acres of 
wildlife management lands would apply 
from Sept. 01, through March 31, to 
protect wintering waterfowl and hunting 
use. 



Fall River Lake 

Project acres 15,147 
Land allocations 

Operations 200 

Recreation 2,400 

Waterfowl refuge (KDWP) 640 

Wildlife Mgt. (KDWP) 8,712 

Wildlife Mgt. (COE) 3,195 

Description 

Fall River Lake is located in Greenwood 
County on Fall River, a tributary of the 
Verdigris River. The lake is about 4 
miles northwest of the town of Fall 
River and approximately 17 miles 
southeast of Eureka. The lake is about 
a mile wide at the damsite and stretches 
15 miles up Fall River. The towns of 
Fredonia, Neodesha, Independence, and 
Coffeyville receive flood protection 
benefits from the project. Regulated 
releases of water during dry seasons 
provide a dependable supply of water to 



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a number of municipalities, industries, 
and farmers who obtain their water 
directly, from Fall River. These 
supplementary flows are also beneficial 
in the abatement of pollution. 

At Fall River Lake, four public-use 
areas are managed by the COE and three 
are managed by the KDWP. Cabins, clubs 
and cottages have been developed by 
private interests. 

All project lands are open to the public 
for hunting except for developed park 
areas, state parks, and land in the 
vicinity of the dam and other project 
structures. Approximately 9,352 acres 
of project land, made available to the 
Kansas Fish Game Commission for use as 
a wildlife management area, are also 
open to the public for hunting. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
NSO/ND on approximately 700 acres 
associated with restricted project 
facilities and a 2,000 foot buffer. 
NSO/DD on approximately 3,040 acres of 
recreation areas and waterfowl refuges. 
NSO/ELEV on approximately 11,407 acres 
of wildlife management lands or the 
conservation pool where alternative 
surface ownership is available within 
the same drilling unit. 

Should COE project lands at Fall River 
Lake be leased for oil and gas, Tulsa 
District COE 1-A stipulations as 
described above would apply. In 
addition, ORA-3 Season of Use 
Restrictions would apply from Sept. 01, 
through March 31, on the 11,407 acres of 
wildlife management lands to protect 
wintering wildlife and hunting use for 
those areas not included within 
alternate drilling unit areas. 



John Redmond Dam and Reservoir 

Project acres 29,797 
Land allocations 

Operations 430 

Recreation (Land & Water) 8,800 

Waterfowl Refuge (USFWS) 18,500 

Wildlife Mgt. 2,067 

Description 

The John Redmond Dam and Reservoir is a 
unit in a system designed for flood 
control and low flow regulation of the 
Grand (Neosho) River Basin. In addition 
to flood control, the reservoir provides 
water supply storage, water quality 
control, and recreation. The water 
supply storage in the conservation pool 
can provide a dependable yield of 24.5 
mgd. 

The KDWP and the COE are cooperating in 
improving the fishery at John Redmond by 
stocking Striped Bass and other species 
of game fish. A 13.5 acre forage pond 
is located below the dam. The KDWP has 
a license to 1,637 acres of project land 
for wildlife management. The licensed 
area is known as the Otter Greek Game 
Management Area. 

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 
under a cooperative agreement with the 
Corps of Engineers, operates the 
approximately 18,500 acre Flint Hills 
National Wildlife Refuge at this 
reservoir. The refuge is managed as 
part of the national migratory waterfowl 
program and much of it is open for 
seasonal public hunting. In addition, 
approximately 3,000 acres of COE managed 
lands are open to the public for 
hunting. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
NSO/ND on approximately 1,070 acres 
associated with operational structures 
and other restricted areas as well as a 
2,000 foot buffer. NSO/DD on 
approximately 2,400 acres of recreation 
areas. NSO/ELEV on 8,467 acres of 
wildlife management and conservation 



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pool lands where alternative surface 
ownership is available within the same 
drilling unit. The approximately 18,500 
acres of the Flint Hills National 
Wildlife Refuge is closed to leasing. 

Should COE project lands at John Redmond 
Lake be leased for oil and gas, Tulsa 
District COE 1-A stipulations as 
described above would apply. In 
addition, ORA-3 Season of Use 
Restrictions would apply from Sept. 01 
through March 31, on the approximately 
2,067 acres of wildlife management lands 
subject to drilling if not included in 
a drilling unit with alternative surface 
ownership. 



Marion Lake 

Project acres 

Land allocations 
Operations 

Recreation (Land & Water) 
Waterfowl refuge (KDWP) 
Wildlife Mgt. (KDWP) 



12,249 

160 
8,587 

520 
3,002 



Description 

Marion Lake is located on the Cottonwood 
River, a tributary of the Grand (Neosho) 
River, about 3 miles northwest of the 
city of Marion and about 46 miles 
northeast of Wichita. The project was 
authorized for flood control, water 
supply, and other conservation uses by 
the Flood Control Act of 1950. 
Conservation storage at Marion Lake 
provides a dependable yield of 3.0 mgd 
for water supply. 

At Marion Lake, 3,522 acres of project 
land and water in the upper reaches have 
been leased to the KDWP for wildlife 
management and public hunting. This 
area includes a 520-acre waterfowl 
refuge installed by KDWP in 1968. The 
project land not under lease is managed 
by the COE for fish and wildlife 
purposes. 

The COE is creating suitable wildlife 
habitats through various vegetative 



management techniques such as food plot 
plantings, controlled burning, tree and 
shrub planting, and through improvement 
of shoreline habitat. The primary 
objectives of the resource management is 
to preserve and improve wildlife habitat 
and to attract small game species and 
waterfowl into areas used by hunters and 
into areas where they may be observed by 
the public. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
NSO/ND on approximately 400 acres 
associated with the dam, spillway, dikes 
and other operational facilities with a 
2,000 foot buffer. NSO/DD on 
approximately 2,020 acres of 
recreational and waterfowl refuge lands. 
NSO/ELEV on the approximately 9.829 
acres of wildlife management lands and 
conservation pool where alternative 
surface ownership is available within 
the same drilling unit. 

Should COE project lands at Marion Lake 
be leased for oil and gas, Tulsa 
District COE 1-A stipulations as 
described above would apply. In 
addition, ORA-3 Seasonal Surface Use 
Restrictions would apply from Sept. 01, 
through March 31, on approximately 3,002 
acres of wildlife management lands 
subject to drilling if not included in 
a drilling unit with alternative surface 
ownership. 




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Pearson-Skubitz Big H111 Lake 

Project acres 2,547 

Land allocation 

Operations 80 

Recreation (Land & Water) 1,250 
Wildlife Mgt. (Land & Water) 1,217 



Description 

Pearson-Skubitz Big Hill Lake is located 
on Big Hill Creek, 4.5 miles east of 
Cherryvale in Labette County, the 
project was authorized by the Flood 
Control Act of 1962 to provide flood 
control, municipal and industrial water 
supply, and recreation. The 
conservation pool provides a water 
supply yield of 8.5 mgd. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
NSO/ND on about 200 acres associated 
with the restricted operations area as 
well as a 2,000 foot buffer. NSO/DD on 
approximately 510 acres of recreation 
areas. NSO/ELEV on approximately 1,837 
acres of wildlife management land and 
conservation pool where alternative 
surface ownership is available within 
the same drilling unit. 

Should COE project lands at Big Hill 
Lake be leased for oil and gas, Tulsa 
District COE 1-A stipulations as 
described above would apply. In 
addition, ORA-3 Season of Use 
Restrictions would apply from Sept. 01, 
through March 31, on the approximately 
800 acres of wildlife management lands 
subject to drilling if not included in 
a drilling unit with alternative surface 
ownership. 



Toronto Lake 




Project acres 8,623 

Land allocations 

Operations 200 

Recreation (Land & Water) 2,747 

Waterfowl Refuge (KDWP) 100 

Wildlife Mgt. (KDWP & COE) 5,576 

Description 

Toronto Lake is located on the Verdigris 
River about 4 miles southeast of the 
town of Toronto, in the Flint Hills 
Region of Woodson and Greenwood 
Counties. Toronto Lake was authorized 
for flood control and conservation by 
the Flood Control Act of 1941. 

Toronto Lake contributes toward the 
protection of the flood plains of the 
Arkansas and Mississippi Rivers 
downstream from the Verdigris River. 
Low flow releases during dry periods and 
other major benefits are also provided 
by the project. Conservation storage at 
Toronto Lake provides a dependable yield 
of 0.1 mgd for water supply. 

Duck Island and the upper half of the 
reservoir, totaling some 4,366 acres of 
land and water have been licensed to the 
KDWP. These areas, and an additional 
1,310 acres of project land, are managed 
primarily for public hunting. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
NSO/ND on approximately 300 acres of 
operations facilities as well as a 2,000 
foot buffer. NSO/DD on approximately 
1,350 acres associated with recreation 
areas and the Duck Island Waterfowl 
Refuge. NSO/ELEV on approximately 6,973 
acres of wildlife' management lands and 
the conservation pool where alternative 
surface ownership is available within 
the same drilling unit. 

Should COE project lands at Toronto Lake 
be leased for oil and gas, Tulsa 
District COE 1-A stipulations as 
described above would apply. In 
addition, ORA-3 Seasonal Surface Use 



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Restrictions would apply from Sept. 01, 
through March 31 , on approximately 5,576 
acres of wildlife management lands 
subject to drilling if not included in 
a drilling unit with alternative surface 
ownership. 



Kaw. Hulah.and Capon Lakes 

Project acres 7,500 
Land allocations 

The portions of these Oklahoma 
reservoirs located within Kansas are 

entirely allocated for wildlife 
management purposes. 



SMA Lease Stipulations 
NSO/ELEV on all wildlife management 
lands where alternative surface 
ownership is available within the same 
drilling unit. 

Should COE project lands within Kansas 
located at these Lakes be leased for 
oil and gas, Tulsa District COE 1-A 
stipulations as described above would 
apply. In addition, ORA-3 Season of Use 
Restrictions would apply from Sept. 01, 
through March 31, on all wildlife 
management lands subject to drilling if 
not included in a drilling unit with 
alternative surface ownership. 




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COE Projects, Kansas City District 

Oil and gas leasing stipulations for the 
Kansas City District COE projects are 
contained within the Districts Special 
Stipulations. A copy is contained in 
Appendix 2. These stipulations provide 
for the protection of surface resources 
through the use of surface occupancy 
restrictions, drilling restrictions or 
consultation requirements with 
authorized surface lessees (KDWP). 
Generally Kansas City District requires 
NSO or directional drilling within 2,000 
feet under restricted areas. Restricted 
areas include the major structures such 
as the dam, spillways, embankments, etc. 
A NSO restriction applies to all areas 
below the lakes flood elevation level 
and to existing or proposed public use 
areas, recreation areas, wildlife and 
waterfowl refuges, unique ecological 
areas, historical sites, and hiking or 
horseback trails. The special 
stipulations are standardized and apply 
to all Kansas City District projects. 
Additionally, the Kansas City COE uses 
a wildlife habitat protection 
stipulation (Appendix 2) that 
essentially provides a Season of Use 
Restriction and a surface avoidance 
restriction on all identified wildlife 
lands. 



Clinton Lake 



Project acres 
Land allocations 
Operations 
Recreation 
Wildlife Mgt. 



22,000 

450 
12,550 
9,000 



Description 

Clinton Lake is located about 4 miles 

southwest of the city of Lawrence on the 

Wakarusa River near the rivers 

confluence with Rock Creek in Douglas 

County. 

A total of approximately 4,325 acres 
within the project area have been 
dedicated to parks and recreation. 



Over 9,000 acres of project land 
licensed to the KDWP as a wildlife 
management area are open to the public 
for hunting. Game species such as 
mourning dove, quail, squirrel, rabbit, 
deer, raccoon, and opossum are plentiful 
around the lake. Waterfowl, such as 
Canada and snow geese, mallards, and 
teal, are numerous on the lake late in 
the year. A stocking program conducted 
by the KDWP has enhanced the populations 
of several fish species. Crappie, 
northern pike, walleye, largemouth and 
smallmouth bass, striped bass, bluegill, 
and channel catfish are abundant. 

Archeological sites investigated in the 
Clinton Lake area indicate that 
prehistoric Indian activity in the 
region began as early as 8000 BC with 
transient hunting groups. Later (0-1000 
AD) residents lived in seasonal hunting 
and gathering camps, adding to their 
food supply by gardening. More 
intensive farming was practiced by 
groups living in the Clinton Lake area 
from 1000 to 1500 AD. The Kansa Indians 
inhabited northeastern Kansas at the 
time of initial European contact by the 
French traders and remained in control 
of the area until 1824 when they sold 
portions of the land to the U.S. 
Government. From 1824 to 1854, the 
Wakarusa River basin was used as a 
reservation for Shawnee Indians 
relocated from Ohio and Missouri. The 
area was opened for settlement in 1854. 
The historic Oregon Trail passed through 
the unincorporated community of Kanwaka 
about one mile north of the project. 

Lawrence, the largest city in the 
immediate vicinity of Clinton Lake, was 
founded in 1854 by abolitionists. 
Lawrence was a major factional 
headquarters in the slave-state versus 
free-state conflict which raged through 
eastern Kansas for 5 years. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 

NSO/ND on about 800 acres of restricted 

operations facilities and a buffer of 



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2,000 feet. NSO/DD on approximately 
17,125 acres of recreational areas and 
within the area below the water surface 
at flood level, elevation 908.4 feet. 

Should Clinton Lake project lands be 
leased, stipulations as described above 
would apply. 



Kanopolis Lake 



Hillsdale Lake 
Project acres 
Land allocations 

Operations 

Recreation 

Wildlife Mgt. 



13,103 

500 
6,860 
5,743 



Description 

Hillsdale Lake is located on Big Bull 
Creek, a tributary of the Marais des 
Cygnes (Osage) River, about 40 miles 
southwest of Kansas City. The lake is 
mostly within Miami County, a small 
portion of project lands lie within 
Johnson County. 

In addition to providing water supply 
and flood protection, Hillsdale Lake is 
intended to improve downstream water 
quality, and provide recreation and fish 
and wildlife benefits. The three-year 
stage filling of the lake insured an 
excellent aquatic environment for fish 
growth. Much of the timber was left in 
the lake to provide fish habitat. Game 
fish include walleye, catfish, 
largemouth bass, crappie and bluegill. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
NSO/ND on approximately 1,200 acres of 
operations area with a 2,000 foot 
buffer. NSO/DD on approximately 7,500 
acres below the water surface at flood 
level, elevation 936 feet, and on 
approximately 2.921 acres of recreation 
or park lands. 

Should Hillsdale Lake project lands be 
leased, stipulations as described above 
would apply. 



Project acres 
Land allocation 
Operations 
Recreation 
Wildlife Mgt. 



21,166 

440 

6,725 

14,000 



Description 

Kanopolis Lake is located about 30 miles 
southwest of the city of Salina on the 
Smoky Hill River, in Ellsworth County. 

The development of Kanopolis Lake as a 
pilot project for the Kansas park system 
became a reality on October 1958 when 
the Federal Government granted a 50-year 
lease to the Kansas State Park and 
Resources Authority (now KDWP), for use 
of a 780-acre tract along the east shore 
of the lake. Additions have brought the 
total acreage under lease to the KDWP to 
1,585 acres. The COE manages 280 acres 
of parks at Kanopolis. 

The Indian Hill site at Kanopolis Lake 
is a bluff of Indian petroglyph cravings 
which is listed in the National Register 
of Historic Places. The drawings are 
carved in a Dakota sandstone formation. 
This site can be found at Inscription 
Rock on the north shore of the lake in 
Horse Thief Canyon and is easily reached 
by boat. The petroglyphs are not 
presently in danger of flooding; 
however, if irrigation water is stored 
in the lake, there may be erosion 
problems at the base of the bluff. 

Land management practices such as 
prescribed burning, tree planting, 
establishing food plots and timber stand 
improvement are performed to protect and 
maintain wildlife habitat. One of COE's 
most important wildlife management tools 
is the agricultural leasing program. 
Tracts of public land are leased to 
farmers who incorporate specific 
wildlife management practices in their 
farming. Public access is available to 
all these lands, but vehicles are 
restricted to existing roads. 



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Wildlife management acreage is located 
at the upper end of the project along 
the Smoky Hill River. Pheasant, quail, 
prairie chicken, rabbit, whitetail and 
mule deer are the most abundant game. 
Many species of duck and geese frequent 
the lake during the fall and spring 
migrations. Coyotes, fox, squirrels, 
mink, muskrat, beaver, raccoon, and 
opossum are also common. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
NSO/ND on approximately 1,396 acres 
associated with the dam, spillway and 
other structures and a 2,000 foot 
buffer. NSO/DD on approximately 13,958 
acres below the water surface level at 
elevation 1,508 feet, as well as on the 
approximately 3,400 acres of park and 
recreation lands. 

Should Kanopolis Lake project lands be 
leased, stipulations as described above 
would apply. 



Melvern Lake 

24,000 



Project acres 
Land allocations 

Operations 

Recreation 

Waterfowl Refuge 

Wildlife Mgt. (KDWP) 



325 

13,675 

1,300 

8,700 



Description 

Melvern Lake is on the upper Marais des 
Cygnes River. The major portion of the 
lake is within Osage County, and the dam 
is 4 miles west of the community of 
Melvern. The entire Melvern Lake area 
lies on the eastern edge of the Bluestem 
(Flint Hills) region of Kansas. This 
region is characterized by gently 
rolling hills covered with tall native 
grasses. Native woodlands occur in the 
bottomlands along tributaries of the 
Marais des Cygnes. 

In addition to flood control, the lake 
provides multipurpose storage to 
supplement flows downstream for water 
supply and water quality control. 



Five of the projects six intensively 
developed recreation areas are operated 
by the COE and one is operated by KDWP. 

Wildlife is abundant throughout the 
project area. The lake and surrounding 
lands provide food and shelter for 
thousands of geese and ducks during fall 
and spring migrations. Other wildlife 
species include prairie chicken, 
bobwhites, mourning doves, cottontails, 
whitetail deer, squirrels, and many non- 
game species. 

Almost 10,000 acres of land in the upper 
reaches of the lake are licensed to the 
KDWP for wildlife management. A portion 
of this area is designated a wildlife 
refuge and is closed to hunting during 
certain times of the year. 

For centuries, the Marais des Cygnes 
River Valley has attracted numerous 
species of fur-bearing animals and 
waterfowl. The river valley was a 
popular hunting and fishing ground for 
many Indian tribes, including the Kansa, 
Osage, Sac and Fox. When early French 
trappers found the river teeming with 
waterfowl, they appropriately named it 
Marais des Cygnes, meaning "Marsh of the 
Swans. " 

During America's westward expansion, the 
Santa Fe Trail ran just north of the 
project. Undoubtedly, the wildlife of 
the Marais des Cygnes valley provided 
valuable food for the wagon trains. 

Coal mining became an important 
influence on the local economy in the 
1800 's. The mining industry peaked 
about 1892 with the main consumer being 
the Santa Fe Railroad. When more 
economical coal supplies were found near 
Pittsburg, Kansas, mining in the Melvern 
area steadily declined until its demise 
around the turn of the century. 



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SMA Lease Stipulations 
NSO/ND on approximately 950 acres 
associated with the dam, spillway and 
other administrative or operational 
structures and a 2,000 foot buffer. 
NSO/DD on approximately 13,950 acres 
below elevation 1,057 feet, as well as 
on the approximately 5,620 acres of 
parks and recreation lands and 
approximately 1,300 acres of the 
waterfowl refuge. 

Should Melvern Lake project lands be 
leased, stipulations as described above 
would apply. 



Mi] ford Lake 

Project acres 44,229 
Land allocations 

Operations 230 

Recreation (land & water) 25,477 

Waterfowl Refuge (KDWP) 1,073 

Wildlife Mgt. (KDWP) 17,120 

Natural Areas 92 

Reserve Forest Land 237 

Description 

Mil ford Lake is located on the 
Republican River about 10 miles above 
the confluence of the Republican and 
Smoky Hill Rivers which form the Kansas 
River, near Junction City. The lake is 
mainly in Geary and Clay Counties with 
small arms extending into Dickinson and 
Riley Counties. 

Mil ford Lake helps control water in the 
main stem of the Kansas River. Control 
runoff from the lower section of the 
Republican River Valley is required for 
protection of urban centers and 
agricultural lands along the Kansas and 
lower Missouri Rivers. The effect of 
upstream lakes was considered in 
determining the height of levees for 
local flood protection projects on the 
Kansas and Marais des Cygnes Rivers. 
The storage space in Mil ford Lake 
returns economic benefits in flood 
control, water supply, and recreation, 
including fish and wildlife recreation. 



The storage for water supply in under 
contract to the State of Kansas. Under 
the terms of the contract, the State 
will repay the cost of the storage and 
a share of the project operation and 
maintenance costs. A small portion of 
this storage is being used for water 
supply. The remainder may be used to 
supplement low stream flow until it is 
needed for water supply. 

Milford Lake provides recreation 
opportunities for approximately one and 
one half million visitors yearly. The 
nine recreational facilities or parks 
are operated by both COE and KDWP. 

The KDWP is responsible for management 
and control of three important 
recreation activities: hunting, fishing, 
and boating. Over 16,700 acres of 
project lands are licensed to KDWP as a 
game management area and waterfowl 
refuge. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
NSO/ND on approximately 1,190 acres 
associated with the dam, spillway and 
other operational structures and a 2,000 
foot buffer. NSO/DD on approximately 
33,000 acres below elevation 1 ,176 feet, 
as well as approximately 6,500 acres of 
recreation, park and waterfowl refuge 
lands also designated NSO/DD most of 
which overlap with the former. 

Should Milford Lake project lands be 
leased, stipulations as described above 
would apply. 




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Perry Lake 



Project acres 42,000 

Lands allocations 

Operations 400 

Recreation (Land & Water) 30,600 

Wildlife Mgt.(KDWP) 11,000 

Description 

Perry Lake is located on the Delaware 
River three miles northwest of the town 
of Perry in Jefferson County. Perry 
provides recreational opportunities 
close to population centers in Kansas 
and Missouri. Ten developed recreation 
areas are located on the lake and are 
operated by both COE and KDWP. The two 
parks operated by KDWP are a part of the 
States park system. The 14-mile long 
Perry lake trail located on the east 
shore is an official portion of the 
National Trails System and is maintained 
by COE. 

The KDWP operates an 11,000 acre 
wildlife management area in the upper 
reaches of the lake on both sides of the 
Delaware River. 

With environmental objectives in mind, 
the COE manages a forestation and 
vegetation program at Perry Lake. The 
program has resulted in the successful 
establishment, improvement and 
maintenance of a system to enhance 
public recreation and multiple use 
benefits. Trees were left standing in 
lake waters formed by the Delaware River 
and the Slough Creek, Rock Creek and 
Evans Creek arms of the lake to provide 
a natural habitat for fish. 
Environmental education classes from two 
local school districts utilize 
approximately 190 acres and a portion 
of the Slough Creek area has been 
designated as a National Environmental 
Study Area (NESA). The NESA program is 
an interagency cooperative effort 
between Federal agencies to provide 
areas and materials to local schools and 
special interest groups for 
environmental education purposes. 



SMA Lease Stipulations 
NSO/ND on about 1,300 acres associated 
with operational restrictions. NSO/DD on 
approximately 25,000 acres below 
elevation 922 feet, as well as on 
approximately 7,000 acres of recreation 
and park lands. 

Should Perry Lake project lands be 
leased, stipulations as described above 
would apply. 



Pomona Lake 

Project acres 
Land allocations 
Operations 
Recreation 
Wildlife Mgt, 



10,501 

370 
6,200 
3,931 



Description 

Pomona Lake is located in east-central 
Osage County about seven miles northwest 
of the town of Pomona. The lake is 
formed by the dam on 110-Mile Creek 
below its junction with Dragoon Creek 
and above its confluence with the Marais 
des Cygnes River. 

The primary purpose of the lake is for 
flood control and the storage of water. 
The lake provides storage for flow 
supplementation, downstream water 
supply, quality control, recreational 
opportunities, and wildlife habitat. 
Nine recreation areas are located on the 
lake, one of which is a state park 
operated by the KDWP. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
NSO/ND on approximately 800 acres 
associated with operational structures 
and the required 2,000 foot buffer. 
NSO/DD on approximately 8,600 acres 
below elevation 1,003 feet, as well as 
on the approximately 1,460 acres of 
recreation and park lands. 

Should Pomona Lake project lands be 
leased, stipulations as described above 
would apply. 



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Tuttle Creek Lake 



Wilson Lake 



Project acres • 
Land allocations 
Operations 
Recreation 
Natural Area 
Wildlife Mgt. 



33,634 

640 
20,394 

600 
12,000 



Description 

Tuttle Creek Lake is located on the Big 
Blue River six miles north of the city 
of Manhattan in Riley, Pottawatomie and 
Marshall Counties. 

The lake was constructed as a flood 
control project but also provides 
streamflow augmentation for the Kansas, 
Missouri, and Mississippi rivers during 
periods of drought as well as 
recreational and wildlife habitat 
benefits. The lake offers a large 
expanse of inland water with an 
irregular wooded shoreline as an outdoor 
recreational attraction. Nine areas 
around the lake have been developed as 
recreation areas or parks and are 
managed by COE or the KDWP. A 12,000 
acre wildlife management area is 
administered by the KDWP on the upper 
end of the lake. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
NSO/ND on approximately 900 acres 
associated with restricted operational 
areas and a 2,000 foot buffer. NSO/DD on 
about 33,000 acres or all project lands 
below elevation 1,140 feet, as well as 
on approximately 4,700 acres of 
recreation and park lands. 

Should Tuttle Creek Lake project lands 
be leased, stipulations as described 
above would apply. 



Project acres 21,796 

Land allocations 

Operations 475 

Recreation (Land & Water) 12,229 

Wildlife Mgt 9,091 

Description 

Wilson Lake is located on the Saline 
River 10 miles north of the town of 
Wilson in Russell County. 

The lake, built as a flood control 
project, also provides significant 
downstream benefits as well as providing 
recreational opportunities. 

The proximity of the lake to 1-70, and 
the lack of other bodies of water in 
this arid region of the state, 
contribute to extensive recreational 
use. There are five developed recreation 
areas or parks within the project; two 
of which, Wilson and Otoe, are managed 
as Kansas State Parks by KDWP. The KDWP 
also manages approximately 6,990 acres 
of project lands as a wildlife 
management area in the upper end of the 
lake. Some project lands are leased to 
area farmers and ranchers for 
agricultural purposes. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
NSO/ND on approximately 700 acres 
associated with the dam, spillway and 
other operational structures and a 2,000 
foot buffer. NSO/DD on approximately 
12,000 acres below elevation 1,554 feet 
as well as on the 4,200 acres of 
recreation and park lands. 

Should Wilson Lake project lands be 
leased, stipulations as described for 
each project would apply. 



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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE MILITARY 
LANDS 

Department of Defense (DOD) lands 
acquired or withdrawn for military 
purposes are available for oil and gas 
leasing subject to DOD leasing 
stipulations and the particular uses of 
a specific base or facility. There are 
two active Army Military Reservations 
(Forts), two working Army Ammunition 
plants and two active Air Force 
facilities located within Kansas. Two of 
the military facilities, Fort 
Leavenworth and the Kansas Army 
Ammunition Plant are closed to oil and 
gas leasing. 



and as such the BLM would apply ORA-1 
and ORA-2 stipulations to any leases. 



Fort Riley Military Reservation 
100,673 acres 

Fort Riley, situated in northeast 
Kansas, encompasses nearly a third of 
Riley County. The military reservation 
of over 100,000 acres, includes both 
Public Domain and acquired lands lying 
between Mil ford Lake and Tuttle Creek 
Lake about three miles west of the city 
of Manhattan. The entire military 
reservation is used for military 
purposes and contains both developed 
and undeveloped areas. The Base 
Commander has evaluated Federal oil and 
gas leasing in relation to the mission 
of the Fort and has made land use 
determinations regarding oil and gas 
leasing. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
Closed to Leasing 30,700 
No Surface Occupancy 68,173 
Open W/STC 1 ,800 

Should Fort Riley Military Reservation 
lands identified as open for oil and gas 
leasing by the Base Commander be leased, 
NSO would apply to 68,173 acres. 

All 1,800 acres subject to STC within 
Fort Riley are in a floodplain or 
contain wetlands and/or riparian zones 



Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant 

10,000 acres 

The Sunflower Army Ammunition plant is 
located in Johnson County, south of the 
town of Desoto. This 10,000 acre tract 
of acquired Federal minerals is 
intensively developed with numerous 
surface structures and both surface use 
and access is restricted. The plant is 
open for oil and gas leasing subject to 
standard DOD leasing stipulations and 
any other restrictions required by the 
Base Commander. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
Standard DOD stipulations require NSO 
within 2,000 feet of structures and 
developments. This effectively places 
the entire 10,000 acres within this 
category. All oil and gas operations 
would be subject to approval of the Base 
Commander. 

Should Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant 

lands be leased for oil and gas, 

stipulations as described above would 
apply. 



McConnell Air Force Base 

2,554 acres 

McConnell AFB is located within Sedgwick 
County adjacent to the City of Wichita. 
This is an active base with facilities, 
structures and runways located over its 
entirety. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
NSO with directional drilling possible 
with the approval of the Base Commander. 
Should McConnell AFB lands would be 
leased, stipulations as described above 
would apply. 



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Smoky Hill ANG Range 



Range acres 33,873 

Land allocations 

Target complex 11 ,326 

Agricultural leases 842 

Hay leases 811 

Grazing leases 17,358 

Kansas Army National Guard 3,536 

Description 

Smoky Hill Air National Guard (ANG) 
bombing Range is a 50 square mile 
facility located in central Kansas, 11 
miles southwest of Salina. The range is 
an air to ground bombing and gunnery 
target range used by 29 air units from 
the continental United States. 

Consisting of approximately 33,873 acres 
of tall grass prairie and woodlands, 
with over 120 ponds, reservoirs, and the 
associated riparian- habitats, the range 
provides a home for numerus wildlife 
species. 

The range is managed to meet its 
military mission and for natural 
resources development, wildlife habitat 
protection and enhancement, livestock 
grazing, forestry, and recreation. As 
described in the Integrated Land Use 
Management Plan prepared for the 
facility in March of 1989, the goals and 
objectives of the Kansas Air National 
Guard (KSANG) are to manage the natural 
resources of the Range with a multi- 
disciplinary approach to sound land use 
management. 

Forest resources on the Smoky Hill Range 
encompass over 1,500 acres. Commercial 
species include; black walnut, bur oak, 
green ash, and cottonwood. Noncommercial 
trees include American and Siberian elm, 
willow, cedar, osage-orange, honey 
locust, black locust, mulberry, and box 
elder. 



Wildlife species include both whitetail 
and mule deer, as well as every species 
common to central Kansas. 

Recreation resources on the Range 
consist of hunting and fishing and are 
open to military personnel, dependents, 
guests, and retired military personnel 
on a permit basis. 

SMA Lease Stipulations 
Standard DOD and USAF stipulations would 
apply. NSO on approximately 11,326 acres 
associated with the target area as well 
as an appropriate buffer surrounding 
facilities and structures would apply. 

Should Smoky Hill Weapons Range lands 
identified as open for oil and gas 
leasing by the Base commander be leased, 
stipulations as described would apply. 



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SPLIT-ESTATE TRACTS 



Included within the Kansas RMP area are 
over 73,000 acres of split-estate 
minerals located on over 400 tracts 
within 66 counties (Morton and Stevens 
counties tracts are included in FS 
planning). A complete list of leased and 
unleased split-estate tracts included in 
this planning effort is contained in 
Appendix 1. 

The majority (over 57,000 acres) of the 
split-estate tracts could be leased with 
STC under the RMP. No surface resource 
values or special conditions exist on 
these tracts to warrant additional 
protective measures. The majority of 
these tracts occur in croplands, 
improved pasture lands and native 
grasslands. Typically, these are uplands 
with no surface water, riparian 
vegetation or other unique or special 
habitat features. 

The split-estate tracts described below 
are those tracts which would require 
other than STC should oil and gas 
leasing occur. 

The protective measures identified for 
these tracts are protective stipulations 
required under existing BLM policy as 
well as those stipulations and 
requirements identified by the proposed 
RMP. A summary of split-estate 
stipulations is presented on the 
following Table (3). 




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Table 3 
ACRES OF STIPULATIONS AND LEASE NOTICES ON KANSAS SPLIT-ESTATE LANDS. 

TOTAL ORA-1 ORA-2 ORA-3 ORA-4 LN-1 LN-2 
COUNTY ACRES STC FLPLN WET HUE blSQ US. BEE 



Allen 


476 




Atchison 


80 




Barber 


80 




Bourbon 


300 


80 


Brown 


160 




Cheyenne 


11,217 


8,330 


Clark 


377 


279 


Clay 


557 


398 


Cloud 


161 




Comanche 


201 


42 


Cowley 


1 




Decatur 


800 


640 


Doniphan 


4 




Douglas 


532 


532 


Edwards 


51 


11 


Ellis 


40 




Finney 


9,279 


7,999 


Franklin 


190 


190 


Geary 


339 


333 


Gove 


960 


800 


Grant 


800 


800 


Greeley 


1 ,933 


1,321 


Hami Iton 


8,041 


7,201 


Haskell 


2,551 


1,751 


Jackson 


195 


95 


Jefferson 


359 


125 


Jewell 


63 




Johnson 


160 


160 


Kearny 


18,854 


17,414 


Kingman 


16 




Lane 


1,160 


560 


Leavenworth 


436 


288 


Lane 


240 


240 


Linn 


484 


29 


Logan 


865 


705 


Lyon 


80 


80 


Marshall 


160 


120 


Meade 


1,513 


850 


Miami 


160 


160 


Mithchell 


240 


80 


Morris 


442 




Nemaha 


195 


195 


Ness 


160 


160 


Norton 


476 


158 


Osage 


110 




Pawnee 


11 


11 


Phillips 


100 




Rawlins 


480 


480 


Republic 


430 


320 


Riley 


157 




Saline 


221 




Scott 


540 


300 


Seward 


1 ,064 


826 


Shawnee 


74 


74 


Sherman 


960 


960 


Smith 


160 




Stafford 


41 


41 


Stanton 


916 


876 


Trego 


200 


200 


Wabaunsee 


15 


10 


Wallace 


990 


430 


Washington 


193 


33 


Wichita 


480 


160 


Wi Ison 


80 


80 


Woodson 


317 


317 



476 



476 



476 





40 


220 


220 




80 


760 


2,887 


40 


98 




159 


40 


159 


1 


1 


160 


160 




4 




40 




1,280 



160 


612 


46 


821 




800 




100 


74 


234 




63 




160 




1,440 




16 


80 


600 


101 


148 


384 


455 


40 


160 


3S 


40 




663 




160 


442 


442 




318 


110 


110 



100 



110 




157 


157 




221 


240 


240 


160 


238 



160 

40 

5 
560 
160 
320 



320 



40 


40 


80 




220 


11,217 


40 


138 


377 

557 


120 


40 


201 


1 


1 




40 




800 


4 


274 




40 




51 
40 




796 


9,279 




120 




6 






160 




960 

800 

1 ,933 


IS 


446 

74 
160 


8,041 
2,551 

63 


440 


284 
484 


18,854 

16 

1,160 


65 


145 


865 


7S 


1 ,062 


1,513 
240 

160 
476 

11 
100 
480 


78 




221 




40 


540 


80 


320 
5 


1 ,064 

960 
160 
41 
916 
200 




160 


990 
480 



TOTALS 



72.927 57.244 



3.8S1 1 5,147 



320 



1-212 5.285 



66.387 



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ALLEN COUNTY 

T. 24 S., R. 17 E., 

Sec. 2, Lots 1, 2, S1/2NE1/4, SE1/4, 

316acres 

Sec. 11, NE1/4. 160 acres 

9 Tract Total= 476 acres 

This unleased tract of acquired Federal 
mineral estate is contained in two 
contiguous portions totaling 476 acres. 
Located approximately four miles 
northwest of the town of Iola on the 
Neosho River, this tract has been 
classified as both a floodplain and 
wetland and contains riparian habitat. 
The Neosho River has been designated 
critical habitat by the KDWP. The 
Neosho River provides habitat for the 
Neosho madtom (listed as threatened by 
the State of Kansas and USFWS) and the 
pallid sturgeon (listed as endangered by 
the KDWP and the USFWS). 

Should this tract be leased, ORA-1 and 
ORA-2 apply. The SSS lease notice (LN- 
1) would be used to alert all parties 
involved in leasing, approving, and 
developing the lease, that site specific 
field surveys and additional agency 
coordination and consultation may be 
necessary due to the greater probability 
of impacting threatened or endangered 
species near this tract. 

BARBER COUNTY 

Barber County contains two forty acre 
tracts of unleased Federal split-estate 
minerals. Both are located in the 
southwest quarter of the county. 
Special resource values have been 
identified for both tracts which would 
warrant special stipulations and notices 
to ensure resource protection. 



The KDWP owns the surface and has 
identified this tract as valuable 
habitat that should not be disturbed. 



Tract 2. 

T. 35 S., R 14 W., 

Sec. 3, SW1/4NW1/4. 



40 acres 



Tract 1. 

T. 33 S. , R. 15 W. , 

Sec. 8, SE1/4SE1/4. 



This tract is located about 22 miles 
southwest of the town of Medicine Lodge. 
The Kansas Biological Survey's Natural 
Heritage Program (KSNHP) has identified 
this tract as possible habitat for the 
checkered garter snake and the eastern 
hognose snake. Both species are listed 
by the KDWP as threatened in Kansas. 

Should tracts 1 and 2 be leased, ORA-2 
would apply to Tract 1, ORA-4 would also 
apply to Tract 1. LN-1 would apply to 
Tract 2. 

BOURBON COUNTY 

T. 26 S., R. 24 E., 

Sec. 4, NW/14SW1/4, W1/2SW1/4SW1/4; 

60 acres 

Sec. 5, SE1/4. 160 acres 

Tract Total= 220 acres 

This tract consists of a 200 acre 
contiguous parcel and a twenty acre 
parcel one eighth mile to the east 
separated by the Missouri , Kansas, Texas 
(MKT) railroad tracks. This tract is 
located within the floodplain of the 
Marmaton River approximately 4 miles 
southwest of the city of Fort Scott. 
This unleased tract has also been 
classified as a wetland by the USFWS. 
This tract falls within an area which 
has been designated by the KDWP as 
critical habitat for the broadhead 
skink, listed as threatened by KDWP. 

Should this tract be leased, ORA-1 and 
ORA-2 apply. 



40 acres 



This tract containing a wetland is 
located approximately 21 miles west 
southwest of the town of Medicine Lodge. 
This tract is not leased at this time. 



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BROWN COUNTY 



T. 2 S., R. 17 E. 
Sec. 5, S.1/2SE1/4. 



80 acres 



This eighty acre unleased site is 
located three miles north of the town of 
Hiawatha on Spring Branch Creek, an 
intermittent tributary of Walnut Creek, 
a perennial stream. The tract contains 
both wetland and riparian habitat. 

Should this tract be leased, ORA-2 would 
apply. 

CHEYENNE COUNTY 

Cheyenne County contains over 11,217 
acres of split-estate minerals scattered 
over its northwest half in 37 tracts 
ranging in size from 40 acres to over 
3800 acres. Fifteen of these tracts 
have been identified as wetlands or 
floodplain and have been determined to 
warrant special stipulations for 
resource protection. These tracts are: 

Tract 1. 

T. 2 S., R. 42 W. , 

Sec. 10, SW1/4NW1/4; 40 acres 

Sec. 9, SE1/4NE1/4, N1/2SE1/4. 120 acres 

Tract Total= 160 acres 

This unleased tract contains both a 
wetland and floodplain and is located 
less than one mile from the Colorado 
state line six miles south of the 
Nebraska state line. 



Tract 2. 
T. 4 S., 
Sec. 22, 
Sec. 27, 



R 42 W., 
SW1/4; 
N1/2NW1/4. 



160 acres 
80 acres 



Tract Total = 240 acres 



Located on Cowge Creek, one mile from 
the Colorado state line and less than a 
mile from the creek's confluence with 
the South Fork of the Republican River, 
this unleased tract contains areas 
classified as wetlands and provides 
riparian habitat. 



Tract 3. 

T. 4 S., R. 41 W. 

Sec. 35, SE1/4. 



160 acres 



This unleased tract is located 
approximately four miles southwest of 
the town of Saint Francis on an unnamed 
intermittent tributary of the South Fork 
of the Republican River and contains a 
wetland. 



Tract 4. 

T. 1 S. , R 39 W. , 

Sec. 5, SW1/4, W1/2SE1/4. 



240 acres 



This tract, containing a wetland, sits 
on an unnamed intermittent tributary of 
the Arikaree River approximately one- 
half mile from the Nebraska state line. 
The tract is a part of a larger block 
containing 360 acres of split-estate 
minerals. 



Tract 5. 
T. 1 S.. 



R. 41 W. 



Sec. 9, NE1/4NW1/4, NE1/4; 200 acres 



Tract 6, 
Sec. 11, 



N1/2, NE1/4SE1/4. 



360 acres 



Tracts 5 and 6 are situated on either 
end of a larger 1200 acre unleased tract 
of split-estate minerals located one 
mile south of Nebraska and one quarter 
mile east of State Highway 27. Both 
tracts contain wetlands formed by 
unnamed intermittent tributaries of the 
Arikaree River. 



Tract 7. 

T. IS., R. 40 W., 

Sec. 34, NE1/4NE1/4. 



40 acres 



This is an unleased, isolated tract. It 
contains a wetland formed on an 
intermittent tributary of Hackberry 
Creek approximately four miles west of 
Hackberry Creek's confluence with the 
South Fork of the Republican River. 



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Tract 8. 

T. 3 S. , R. 41 W. 

Sec. 6, E1/2. 



320 acres 



Tract 9. 




T. 2 


S., 


R. 38 


Sec. 


16, 


NE1/4 



This tract is under lease at this time. 
It contains a wetland formed on an 
intermittent tributary of Cherry Creek 
and is located approximately eight miles 
northwest of the town of Saint Francis. 



160 acres 



This unleased tract abuts an additional 
200 acres of split-estate minerals to 
the northwest forming a 360 acre unit. 
A wetland formed by an unnamed 
intermittent tributary of Timber Creek 
is situated on Tract 9. This tract is 
located approximately two miles west of 
where Kansas State Highway 161 crosses 
Timber Creek. 



Tract 10. 
T 1 S., R. 38 
Sec. 18, Lots 
NE1/4SW1/4. 



W., 
2, 3, 



SE1/4NW1/4, 

167 acres 



This unleased tract is located 
approximately two miles south of 
Nebraska on an unnamed tributary of the 
South Fork of the Republican River and 
contains both wetland and riparian 
habitat. 



Tract 11. 

T. 2 S., R. 37 W. , 

Sec. 5, Lot 2. 



40 acres 



This unleased isolated tract contains a 
wetland and is located on an unnamed 
intermittent tributary of Timber Creek 
approximately two miles east of Kansas 
State Highway 161 and six miles south of 
Nebraska. 



Tract 12. 

T. 2 S., R. 40 W., 

Sec. 2, SW1/4NE1/4, 

W1/2SE1/4. 



SW1/4 NW1/4, 

200 acres 



This unleased tract is 
headwaters of two 



located on the 
intermittent 



tributaries of Hackberry Creek 
approximately three miles west of the 
confluence of Hackberry Creek with the 
South Fork of the Republican River. This 
tract contains wetlands formed by the 
unnamed streams. 

Tract 13. 

T. 4 S., R. 41 W., 

Sec, 21, SE1/4, SE1/4SW1/4; 200 acres 

Sec. 28, W1/2NE1/4. 80 acres 

Tract Total= 280 acres 

This tract is located approximately 
eight miles southwest of the town of 
Saint Francis on Crosby Creek, a 
tributary of the South Fork of the 
Republican River, within one-half mile 
of the confluence of Crosby Creek with 
the river. This unleased tract contains 
wetland and riparian habitat. 



Tract 14. 

T. 2 S., R. 38 W., 

Sec. 8, S1/2NW1/4, N1/2SW1/4. 



160 acres 



Located three miles west of where Kansas 
State Highway 161 crosses Timber Creek, 
this unleased tract contains a wetland 
formed by the headwaters of an unnamed 
intermittent tributary of Timber Creek. 



Tract 15. 

T. 2 S., R. 39 

Sec. 16, All. 



W. 



640 acres 



This unleased tract is located in the 
floodplain of the South Fork of the 
Republican River eight miles northeast 
of the town of Saint Francis. 



Tract 16. 

T. 2 S., R. 41 W. , 

Sec. 25, NE1/4. 



160 acres 



This quarter section of unleased Federal 
split-estate minerals is located 
approximately 5 miles northwest of the 
town of St. Francis on the north side 
and adjacent to State Highway 27. The 
headwaters of Fish Creek occur on this 
tract and there is a wetland associated 
with this creek. 



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Should these tracts be leased, ORA-1 
would apply to Tracts 1 and 15, ORA-2 
would apply to Tracts 1 through 14 and 
Tract 16. Tract 8 would be re-offered 
with ORA-2. 

CLARK COUNTY 

Clark County contains seven tracts of 
split-estate minerals totaling 
approximately 377 acres. There are no 
leased tracts within the county, however 
should leasing occur, three of these 
tracts contain surface resources where 
ORA-1 or ORA-2 would apply. These 
tracts are: 



Tract 1. 

T. 32 S. R. 23 W., 

Sec. 18, NE1/4NW1/4. 



40 acres 



This isolated tract contains wetlands 
and is located approximately six miles 
northwest of the town of Ashland on an 
unnamed intermittent tributary of the 
West Branch of Bear Creek. State- listed 
threatened species known or likely to 
occur near streams and wetlands are the 
checkered garter snake and the eastern 
hognose snake. The state-listed 
threatened New Mexico blind snake, Texas 
longnose snake and the Texas night snake 
are also known to occur in Clark county. 



Tract 2. 

T. 34 S. , R. 24 W., 

Sec. 7, SW1/4SE1/4. 



40 acres 



This isolated tract is located in the 
floodplain of Big Sandy Creek 
approximately one-half mile east of the 
U.S. Highway 283 crossing. This tract 
contains wetland and riparian habitats 
on Big Sandy Creek. State-listed 
threatened species known or likely to 
occur near streams and wetlands are the 
checkered garter snake and the eastern 
hognose snake. The state-listed 
threatened New Mexico blind snake, Texas 
longnose snake and the Texas night snake 
are also known to occur in Clark county. 



Tract 3. 

T. 35 S. , R. 25 W., 

Sec. 5, Lot 2. 



18 acres 



This tract is located about three miles 
west of the town of Englwood and 
contains a wetland formed by an unnamed 
intermittent stream. State-listed 
threatened species known or likely to 
occur near streams and wetlands are the 
checkered garter snake and the eastern 
hognose snake. The state- listed 
threatened New Mexico blind snake, Texas 
longnose snake and the Texas night snake 
are also known to occur in Clark county. 



Tract 4. 

T. 31 S., R. 23 W., 

Sec. 27, SW1/4NE1/4. 



40 acres 



This isolated tract is located about 
nine miles northwest of Ashland, Kansas. 
The surface of this public land tract is 
in the process of being patented to the 
KDWP. The KDWP has identified this 
tract as having valuable wildlife 
resources and has requested that no 
surface disturbing activities be 
allowed. The state-listed threatened 
New Mexico blind snake, Texas longnose 
snake and the Texas night snake are also 
known to occur in Clark county. 

Should these tracts be leased, ORA-1 
would apply to Tract 1, ORA-2 applies to 
all. ORA-4 applies to Tract 4 to protect 
wildlife resources identified by the 
KDWP. LN-1 would apply to tracts 1 
through 4. 

CLAY COUNTY 



T. 7 S. , R. 4 E. , 
Sec. 7, NE1/4. 



159 acres 



This unleased tract is located on an 
unnamed tributary of West Fancy Creek 
approximately seven miles northeast of 
the city of Clay Center. Wetlands occur 
on this tract. 

Should this tract be leased, ORA-2 would 
apply. 



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COMANCHE COUNTY 

Comanche County contains approximately 
160 acres of split-estate minerals 
within three tracts. Three of these 
tracts possess surface values requiring 
greater protection than STC provides. 



Should Tract 1 become available, ORA-2 
and ORA-4 would apply. ORA-2 would 
apply to Tracts 2 and 3. ORA-1 would 
apply to Tract 3. LN-1 would apply to 
Tract 3 and ORA-4 would apply to Tract 
2 

COWLEY COUNTY 



Tract 1. 

T. 31 S., R. 16 W. , 

Sec. 1, Lot 4. 



39 acres 



This leased tract is located on North 
Elk Creek approximately 18 miles 
northeast of the town of Coldwater. 
Wetlands occur on this tract. The 
surface of this public land tract is in 
the process of being patented to the 
KDWP. The KDWP has identified this 
tract as having valuable wildlife 
resources and has requested that no 
surface disturbing activities be 
allowed. 



Tract 2. 

T. 34 S. , R. 16 W. , 

Sec. 8, NW1/4SW1/4, SE1/4SW1/4. 



80 acres 



This unleased tract is located on an 
unnamed tributary of the Salt Fork of 
the Arkansas River approximately 17 
miles southeast of the town of 
Coldwater. Wetlands occur on this 
tract. The surface of this public land 
tract is in the process of being 
patented to the KDWP. The KDWP has 
identified this tract as having valuable 
wildlife resources and has requested 
that no surface disturbing activities be 
allowed. 



T. 34 S., R. 3 E. 
Sec. 7, Lot 1. 



0.38 acre 



This tract is located on the Arkansas 
River at the town of Geuda Springs. The 
tract falls within both a floodplain and 
wetland habitats. The Arkansas River 
has been designated critical habitat by 
the KDWP for the Arkansas river shiner 
(state-listed threatened species), the 
speckled chub (state-listed endangered 
species) and the bald eagle (state and 
Federal listed endangered species). The 
surface of this public land tract is in 
the process of being patented to the 
KDWP. The KDWP has identified this 
tract as having valuable wildlife 
resources and has requested that no 
surface disturbing activities be 
allowed. 

Should this tract be leased, ORA-1 and 
ORA-2 apply. In addition to no surface 
occupancy (ORA-4) restriction would 
prevent oil and gas drilling activities 
on this site. LN-1 would also apply. 

DECATUR COUNTY 



Tract 1 
T. 1 S. 



R. 27 W. 



Sec. 23, E1/2E1/2, 



160 acres 



Tract 3. 
T. 34 S. 
Sec. 11, 



R. 17 W., 
SE1/4SE1/4. 



40 acres 



This unleased tract is located within 
the floodplain of the South Fork of the 
Arkansas River approximately 11 miles 
east of the town of Buttermilk. This 
tract contains a wetland and provides 
habitat which may be suitable for the 
checkered garter snake, a state-listed 
threatened species. 



This unleased tract is located within 
the floodplain of Sappa Creek 
approximately three miles south of 
Nebraska. This tract contains both 
wetland and riparian habitat. 



Tract 2. 

T. 1 S., R. 29 W. , 

Sec. 1, SW1/4SE1/4. 



40 acres 



This unleased tract is located 
approximately two miles northeast of 



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Cedar Bluffs, Kansas and one mile south 
of the Kansas/Nebraska state line. The 
surface of this public land tract is in 
the process of being patented to the 
KDWP. The KDWP has identified this 
tract as having valuable wildlife 
resources and has requested that no 
surface disturbing activities be 
allowed. 

Should these tracts be leased, ORA-1 and 
ORA-2 apply to Tract 1, ORA-4 would 
apply to Tract 2. 

DONIPHAN COUNTY 



T. 2 S., R. 19 E. 
Sec. 24, Lot 7. 



3.68 acres 



This unleased tract lies one-half mile 
east of the town of Highland on Mission 
Creek, a tributary of the Missouri 
River. This tract contains wetlands. 
The surface of this public land tract is 
in the process of being patented to the 
KDWP. The KDWP has identified this 
tract as having valuable wildlife 
resources and has requested that no 
surface disturbing activities be 
allowed. 

Should this tract be leased, ORA-2 and 
ORA-4 applies. 

DOUGLAS COUNTY 

Douglas County contains five tracts of 
split-estate minerals totalling 
approximately 472 acres, all unleased. 
Three of these tracts contain surface 
resources which would require more than 
STC. These tracts are: 



species are Federally listed as 
threatened by the USFWS. 



Tract 2. 

T. 13 S., R. 

Sec. 7, M&B. 



20 E. 



18 acres 



This unleased tract has also been 
identified as possible habitat for 
Mead's milkweed. This tract is located 
within the city of Lawrence adjacent to 
the Haskell Indian Jr. College and 
adjacent to KDWP's designated critical 
habitat identified for the northern 
crawfish frog (State of Kansas 
Threatened Species). 



Tract 3. 

T. 14 S., R. 20 E. 

Sec. 26, E1/2NE1/4. 



80 acres 



This tract is located approximately two 
miles northeast of Baldwin City adjacent 
to State Lake. This tract contains 
wetlands and riparian habitat along Coal 
Creek, a tributary of the Wakarusa 
River. This tract has been identified 
as potentially providing habitat for a 
Federally listed threatened species, 
Mead's milkweed. The wooded portion of 
this tract is near a known location for 
the state-listed threatened northern 
redbelly snake. The state- listed 
threatened western earth snake is also 
likely to occur on this tract. 

Tract 2 is not available for lease. It 
is located within the city limits of 
Lawrence. Should tract 3 be leased, 
ORA-2 applies, LN-1 applies to both 
tracts 1 and 3. 



Tract 1. 
T. 13 S. 



R, 



Sec. 1, Lots 



18 E., 
1, 2, S1/2NE1/4. 



158 acres 



This tract is located two miles west of 
the city of Lawrence and one-half mile 
north of Clinton Lake. The KSNHP has 
identified the area of this tract as 
tallgrass prairie and possible habitat 
for Mead's milkweed and the western 
white-fringed prairie orchid. These 



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EDWARDS COUNTY 



T. 26 S., R. 20 W., 
Sec. 32, SW1/4SE1/4. 



40 acres 



This is an unleased upland tract located 
near the Arkansas River 13 miles 
southwest of the town of Kinsley. The 
tract has been identified as valuable 
habitat by the KDWP, who owns the 
surface. The KDWP has requested that no 
surface disturbing activities be 
allowed. 



Should this 
applies. 



tract be leased, ORA-4 



ELLIS COUNTY 



T. 11 S., R. 20 W., 
Sec. 22, SE1/4SW1/4. 



40 acres 



This tract contains wetlands formed by 
an unnamed tributary of the Saline River 
and is located approximately nine miles 
north of the town of Ellis. 



Should this tract be 
applies. 



leased, ORA-2 



FINNEY COUNTY 

Finney County has approximately 9,279 
acres of spl it-estate minerals contained 
in 18 tracts generally located in the 
southwest portion of the county. All 
split-estate tracts are situated 
entirely within a known gas field. All 
but three tracts are leased. Portions 
of the leased tracts have been 
identified as containing wetlands or 
providing threatened species habitat. 

Tract 1. 

T. 25 S., R. 34 W., 

Sec. 34, SE1/4; 160 acres 

T. 26 S., R. 34 W., 
Sec. 10, ; 640 acres 

Sec. 3, Lots 3, 4, S1/2NW1/4, S1/2. 

601 acres 
Tract Total = 1,401 acres 

This tract of split-estate is located 
approximately 13 miles southwest of 



Garden City. Section 10 contains a 
wetland. Sections 3 and 34 have been 
identified as possibly providing habitat 
for the glossy snake, a state-listed 
threatened species. This section is a 
part of a tract of 3000 acres of 
contiguous Federal minerals. 



Tract 2. 

T. 25 S., R. 33 W. 

Sec. 11, N1/2. 



320 acres 



Located near Garden City, this is a one- 
half section upland tract adjacent to a 
State Game Preserve (KDWP Refuge) which 
supports a buffalo herd. This area is 
open to the regular Kansas hunting 
seasons subject to f i rearm restrictions. 
This portion of Kansas is known for 
excellent pheasant and quail hunting. 



Tract 3. 

T. 24 S., R. 33 W., 

Sec. 18, Lot 4. 



35 acres 



This tract is located one and one-half 
miles south of the town of Holcomb and 
provides potential habitat for the 
glossy snake, the longnose snake, and 
the eastern spotted skunk. All three are 
state-listed threatened species. 



Tract 4. 

T. 26 S. , R. 34 W. 

Sec. 31, All. 



640 acres 



This section is located approximately 18 
miles southwest of Garden City and 
contains wetlands. This section is a 
part of a tract of 2880 acres of 
contiguous Federal minerals. 

These tracts are currently leased with 
STC. Should these tracts become 
available, Tracts 1 and 4 would be 
leased with ORA-2. In addition to ORA- 
2 on Tracts 1 and 4, Tract 2 would be 
re-offered with season of use 
restrictions (ORA-3) from November 1, 
through March 1. This would prevent oil 
and gas drilling activities from 
disrupting the upland game seasons of 
the State. Tracts 1 and 3 would also be 
subject to LN-1 . 



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FRANKLIN COUNTY 

T. 17 S., R. 20 E., 

Sec. 4, E1/2SW1/4, SE1/4NE1/4. 120 acres 

This tract is located approximately one 
mile east of the U.S. Interstate Highway 
35 crossing of the Marais des Cygnes 
River outside of the city of Ottawa. 
The tract has been identified as 
possible habitat for the northern 
crawfish frog and the redbelly snake, a 
state-listed threatened species. 

Should this tract be leased, LN-1 would 
apply. 

GEARY COUNTY 



T. 11 S., R. 5 E. 
Sec. 22, Lot 6. 



5.7 acres 



This unleased tract is located within 
the floodplain of the Republican River 
between Fort Riley and Mil ford 
Reservoir. The surface of this public 
land tract is in the process of being 
patented to the KDWP. The KDWP has 
identified this tract as having valuable 
wildlife resources and has requested 
that no surface disturbing activities be 
allowed. 

Should this tract be leased, 0RA-1 and 
ORA-4 apply. 

GOVE COUNTY 

T. 15 S., R. 26 W. , 

Sec. 20, NE1/4SE1/4; 40 acres 

Sec. 21, W1/2NW1/4, NW1/4SW1/4. 120 acres 

Tract Total = 160 acres 

This tract located on Sand Creek, a 
tributary of the Smoky Hill River, is 
composed of an unleased 40 acre portion 
and a leased 120 acre portion. The KDWP 
is the surface owner and has identified 
both portions as containing valuable 
habitat. The KDWP has requested that no 
surface disturbing activities be 
allowed. 

Should section 20 be leased, ORA-4 



applies. Should Section 21 become 
available, ORA-4 would also apply. 

GREELEY COUNTY 

Greeley County contains over 1,932 acres 
of split-estate minerals in 10 tracts. 
Four of the unleased tracts contain 
surface values which would require 
surface protection measures greater than 
STC. 



Tract 1. 

T. 18 S., R. 41 W. 

Sec. 11, NE1/4. 



160 acres 



This tract is located in the floodplain 
of White Woman Creek approximately two 
miles northwest of the town of Horace. 
This unleased tract contains wetlands 
formed by the creek. 



Tract 2. 

T. 20 S., R. 42 W. 

Sec. 23, NE1/4. 



160 acres 



This tract is located approximately 14 
miles southwest of the town of Tribune. 
This unleased tract has been identified 
as containing wetlands by the USFWS's 
National Wetland Inventory (NWI). 



Tract 3. 

T. 20 S., R 42 S. 

Sec. 31, SE1/4. 



160 acres 



This unleased tract is located 
approximately 19 miles southwest of the 
town of Tribune on an unnamed 
intermittent stream. Wetlands are 
formed by the stream. 



Tract 4. 

T. 20 S. , R. 43 W., 

Sec. 11, Lot 2, E1/2SW1/4. 



132 acres 



This tract located on the Colorado state 
line 18 miles southwest of the town of 
Tribune, contains wetlands formed by an 
intermittent stream. 

Should these tracts be leased, ORA-1 
applies to Tract 1, and ORA-2 applies to 
all tracts. 



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HAMILTON COUNTY 

Hamilton County contains over 8,041 
acres of split-estate minerals in 27 
tracts generally scattered across the 
south-central portion of the county. 



Tract 1. 

T. 23 S., R. 42 W. 

Sec. 28, Lot 5. 

Tract 2. 

T. 23 S., R. 42 W. 

Sec. 34, Lot 1. 



8.1 acres 



27.3 acres 



one mile downstream of the town of 
Syracuse. The river has been identified 
as state designated critical habitat for 
the flathead chub, listed as threatened 
by the KDWP. The surrounding area is 
considered potential habitat for the 
longnose snake, also listed as 
threatened by the KDWP. The surface of 
this public land tract is in the process 
of being patented to the KDWP. The KDWP 
has identified this tract as having 
valuable wildlife resources and has 
requested that no surface disturbing 
activities be allowed. 



Both tracts are located in the Arkansas 
River floodplain about four miles east 
of the town of Coolidge. The Arkansas 
River forms a wetland on these tracts 
and the river has been identified as 
state designated critical habitat for 
the flathead chub, listed by the KDWP as 
a threatened species. The USFWS 
recognizes the significance of the 
Arkansas River and its tributaries for 
numerous listed and candidate species. 
The surface of these public land tracts 
are in the process of being patented to 
the KDWP. The KDWP has identified these 
tracts as having valuable wildlife 
resources and has requested that no 
surface disturbing activities be 
allowed. 

Tract 3. 

T. 24 S., R. 42 W., 

Sec. 14, NE1/4, N1/2NW1/4,N1/2NE1/4. 

320 acres 



Tract 5. 
T. 24 S. 



R. 40 W. 



Sec. 20, S1/2NW1/4. 



80 acres 



This leased upland tract is located 
approximately one mile south of the town 
of Syracuse. The tract has been 
identified by the KSNHP as possible 
habitat for the longnose snake, a state- 
listed threatened species. 



Tract 6. 
T. 26 S. 



R. 41 W. 



Sec. 2, Lots 3 and 4. 



137 acres 



Tract 6 is unleased split-estate 
minerals located on the headwaters of an 
unnamed tributary of North Bear Creek 
approximately 10 miles south of the 
town of Syracuse one-half mile west of 
U.S. Highway 270. The tract has been 
identified as a wetland by the USFWS 's 
NWI. 



This- unleased tract 
approximately seven miles 
town of Syracuse on 
intermittent tributary of 
River about two miles 
confluence with the river 



is located 

west of the 

an unnamed 

the Arkansas 

above the 

The tract 



contains wetlands formed by the stream 
and identified by the USFWS NWI. 



Tract 4. 

T. 24 S. , R. 40 W. 

Sec. 20, Lot 1. 



Tract 7. 

T. 24 S., R. 41 W. 

Sec. 22, N1/2. 



320 acres 



This tract is located approximately two 
miles south of the town of Syracuse and 
one mile east of U.S. Highway 270. This 
upland tract provides possible habitat 
for the longnose snake, a state-listed 
threatened species. 



11 acres 



This leased tract is located in the 
Arkansas River floodplain approximately 



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Tract 8. 

T. 21 S., R. 42 W., 

Sec. 4, Lots 1 to 4, inclusive, 

S1/2NE1/4, S1/2NW1/4. 329 acres 

This unleased tract identified as a 
wetland by the USFWS NWI is located 
approximately five miles east of the 
Colorado state line on the Greeley 
county line. The wetland is formed by 
the headwaters of an unnamed 
intermittent stream. 

Should these tracts be leased, ORA-1 
would apply to Tracts 1, 2 and Tract 4 
should it become available for lease, 
ORA-2 applies to Tracts 1, 2, 3, 6 and 
8. In addition, LN-1 would apply to 
Tracts 1, 2, 4, 5 and 7. ORA-4 would 
apply to Tracts 1 and 2 and should Tract 
4 become available ORA-4 would also 
apply. 

HASKELL COUNTY 

All 3,288 acres of split-estate minerals 
within Haskell County are currently 
under lease. These Federal minerals are 
generally contained in five tracts 
located in the northwest corner of the 
county. Two of these tracts have been 
identified as containing wetlands. 



Tract 1. 

T. 27 S., R. 34 W. 

Sec. 12, All. 



640 acres 



This tract located six miles west of 
U.S. Highway 83 approximately 22 miles 
north of the town of Sublet contains a 
playa lake identified as a wetland by 
the USFWS NWI. 



Tract 2. 

T. 27 S., R. 34 

Sec. 15, NE1/4. 



160 acres 



Located approximately eight miles west 
of U.S. Highway 83 and about 28 miles 
north of the town of Satanta, this tract 
contains a playa Take identified as a 
wetland by the USFWS NWI. 



Should these 
applies. 



tracts be leased, ORA-2 



JACKSON COUNTY 

Jackson County contains two tracts of 
split-estate minerals both unleased and 
containing wetlands. 



Tract 1. 
T. 7 S., 
Sec. 14, 



R. 14 E., 
SW1/4NE1/4,S1/2SE1/4NE1/4. 

60 acres 



This tract is located on an unnamed 
tributary of Banner Creek approximately 
three miles southwest of the town of 
Holton. Tract 1 contains wetlands 
formed by the creek. 



Tract 2. 

T. 6 S., R. 14 E., 

Sec. 12, SE1/4SW1/4. 



40 acres 



This tract is located on the unnamed 
south fork of Straight Creek about five 
miles northwest of the town of Holton 
three miles west of U.S. Highway 75. A 
wetland and riparian area occur at this 
site. 



Should these 
applies. 



tracts be leased, ORA-2 



JEFFERSON COUNTY 



Tract 1. 

T. 11 S., R. 19 E. 
Sec. 2, S1/2SE1/4; 
Sec. 11, N1/2NE1/4. 



80 acres 
80 acres 
Tract Total= 160 acres 



This 160 acre tract of unleased split- 
estate minerals is located on Plum Creek 
approximately one and one-half miles 
above its confluence with Mud Creek, a 
tributary of the Kansas River. This 
tract contains a wetland formed by Plum 
Creek as well as riparian habitat. 



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Tract 2. 
T. 11 S., R. 16 
Sec. 25, M&B; 
Sec. 24, M&B. 



Tract Total: 



34 acres 
40 acres 
74 acres 



This wetland tract located in the Kansas 
River floodplain is one-half mile south 
of the city of Shawnee. The Kansas 
River has been designated by the KDWP as 
critical habitat for the flathead chub, 
a state-listed threatened species. 

Should these tracts be leased, ORA-2 
applies to Tract 1. ORA-1, ORA-2 and 
LN-1 apply to Tract 2. 

JEWELL COUNTY 

T. 3 S., R. 6 W. , 

Sec. 14, W1/2NE1/4NW1/4,NW1/4NW1/4. 

62 acres 

This tract of unleased minerals is 
located on Marsh Creek along U.S. 
Highway 36 approximately one mile east 
of the town of Formoso. This tract 
contains a wetland formed along Marsh 
Creek. 



Should this 
applies. 



tract be leased, ORA-2 



JOHNSON COUNTY 



T. 12 S., R. 22 E., 
Sec. 35, W1/2W1/2SW1/4, 
E1/2SW1/4. 



SE1/4NE1/4, 

160 acres 



This tract is located along unnamed, 
intermittent tributaries of the Kansas 
River about 1 mile south of the town of 
Cedar and along the north side of Kansas 
State Highway 10. Wetlands are present 
on this tract. Upland woods on this 
tract may be habitat for the state- 
listed threatened northern redbelly 
snake. 

Should this tract be leased, ORA-2 and 
LN-1 would apply. 



KEARNY COUNTY 

Located in the southwest part of the 
State, Kearny County contains over 
18,853 acres of split-estate minerals 
within 37 tracts. Four of the tracts 
have been identified as possessing 
values requi ring special considerations. 
The currently leased tracts and/or 
portions of tracts would require 
application of the necessary 
stipulations and notices should they 
terminate and be re-offered. 

Tract 1. 

T. 22 S., R. 35 W., 

Sec. 36, SE1/4. 160 acres 

This leased tract of minerals is located 

on the Amazon Ditch approximately seven 

miles north of the town of Deerfield. 

The USFWS NWI has identified this tract 

as containing a wetland. 



Tract 2. 

T. 25 S., R. 38 W., 

Sec. 31, NE1/4. 



160 acres 



Located approximately six miles due 
south of the town of Kendall, this 
unleased tract contains the headwaters 
of an unnamed intermittent stream 
identified by the USFWS NWI as being a 
wetland. 

Tract 3. 

T. 22 S., R. 36 W., 

Sec. 10, SE1/4 (unleased); 160 acres 

Sec. 14, NW1/4 (leased); 160 acres 

Sec. 15, SE1/4 (leased). 160 acres 

Tract Total= 480 acres 

These three quarter sections form a 
contiguous tract of split-estate 
minerals located on James Draw, 
approximately 13 miles north of the town 
of Lakin and one mile east of Kansas 
State Highway 25. Each portion contains 
a wetland associated with James Draw. 



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Tract 4. 

T. 26 S., R. 37 W. 

Sec. 10, All. 



KINGMAN COUNTY 



640 acres 



This section of leased split-estate 
minerals is a portion of a 1600 acre 
tract located on State Highway 25 about 
10 miles south of the town of Lakin. 
This section contains a portion of Bear 
Creek which forms a wetland. 

Tract 5. 

T. 25 S, R. 37 W., 

Sec. 30, Lots 3, 4, S1/2NE1/4, 



E1/2SW1/4 and SE1/4. 



400 acres 



This leased tract of minerals lies about 
six miles southeast of Kendall, Kansas. 
The surface of this public land tract is 
in the process of being patented to the 
KDWP. The KDWP has identified this 
tract as having valuable wildlife 
resources and has requested that no 
surface disturbing activities be 
allowed. 



Tract 6. 

T. 24 S., R. 38 W., 

Sec. 28, SE1/4NW1/4. 



40 acres 



This leased tract of minerals lies about 
2.5 miles east of Kendall, Kansas, south 
of US Highway 50. The surface of this 
public land tract is in the process of 
being patented to the KDWP. The KDWP 
has identified this tract as having 
valuable wildlife resources and has 
requested that no surface disturbing 
activities be allowed. 

Should all unleased tracts or unleased 
portions of tracts be leased, ORA-2 
applies. ORA-2 would be applied to 
currently leased tracts or leased 
portions of tracts should those leases 
terminate and the lands be re-offered 
for lease. ORA-4 would apply to Tracts 
5 and 6 should they become available. 



T. 30 S., R. 5 W., 
Sec. 6, Lot 2. 



16.9 acres 



This tract is located approximately 
three miles west of the town of Norwich 
and contains the headwaters of an 
unnamed intermittent stream. 

Should this tract would be available for 
lease. ORA-2 applies. 

LANE COUNTY 

Lane County, situated in a region of the 
state with many playa lakes, contains 
approximately 1160 acres of split-estate 
minerals within ten tracts. Half of 
these have been identified as possessing 
values warranting protection greater 
than afforded by STC. 
Tract 1. 

T. 16 S., R. 29 W. , 

Sec. 3, SE1/4SE1/4; 40 acres 
Sec. 10, NE1/4NE1/4. 40 acres 

Tract Total= 80 acres 

This unleased tract lies along the west 
side of Kansas State Highway 23 
approximately five miles north of its 
junction with Kansas State Highway 4. 
This tract contains wetlands formed by 
an unnamed intermittent tributary of 
Cheyenne Creek. 



Tract 2. 
T. 16 S. 
Sec. 12, 



R. 28 W. . 
E1/2SE1/4. 



80 acres 



Tract 2, located approximately two mi les 
northwest of the town of Pendennis, 
contains a perennial wetland associated 
with a reservoir constructed on an 
unnamed intermittent tributary of the 
Smoky Hill River. 



Tract 3. 

T. 16 S. , R. 27 W. 

Sec. 4, S1/2SW1/4. 



80 acres 



This tract is located approximately 
three miles north of the town of 
Pendennis and contains wetlands formed 



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by the headwaters of an unnamed 
intermittent tributary of the Smoky Hill 
River. 



Tract 4. 




T. 16 S. , R. 28 W. , 




Sec. 11, SE1/4NW1/4, 


E1/2SW1/4. 




120 



acres 

This tract located approximately three 
miles northwest of the town of 
Pendennis, contains wetlands formed by 
the headwaters of two intermittent 
unnamed tributaries of the Smoky Hill 
River. 

Tract 5. 

T. 16 S. , R. 27 W. , 

Sec. 12, W1/2NE1/4, NW1/4, 240 acres 

This leased tract located approximately 
four miles northeast of the town of 
Pendennis contains wetlands formed by an 
unnamed tributary of the Smoky Hill 
River. 

Should tracts 1-4 be leased, ORA-2 
applies. Should Tract 5 become 
available, ORA-2 would apply. 

LEAVENWORTH COUNTY 

Leavenworth County contains 446 acres of 
split-estate minerals in ten tracts 
scattered throughout the county. All 
split-estate tracts are unleased. 

Tract 1. 

T. 8 S., R, 21 E., 

Sec. -29, M&B. 47.6 acres 

This tract is located approximately two 
miles southeast of the town of Easton, 
and contains wetlands formed by an 
unnamed tributary of Stranger Creek, a 
tributary of the Kansas River. 

Tract 2. 

T. 9 S. , R. 21 E., 

Sec. 33, M&B. 58 acres 

This tract is located in the floodplain 
of Stranger Creek approximately seven 
miles north of the town of Tonganoxie. 



This tract contains wetlands associated 
with the creek. 

Tract 3. 

T. 8 S., R. 24 E., 

Sec. 24, PARCEL "1"; 9.4 acres 

Sec. 24, M&B. 33.4 acres 

Tract Total= 42.8 acres 

This tract is located on the Missouri 
River within the City of Leavenworth 
north of U.S. Highway 73. The KDWP and 
USFWS have identified the Missouri River 
as endangered species habitat for 
several state and Federal SSS. These 
species include the pallid sturgeon 
(state and Federal endangered), flathead 
chub (state threatened), silverband 
shiner (state threatened), chestnut 
lamprey (state threatened) and the 
sicklefin chub (state endangered). 



Tract 4. 
T. 12 S. 
Sec. 15, 



R. 20 E., 
M&B, NE1/4SW1/4,NE1/4SE1/4. 

120 acres 



Tract 4 lies between Union Pacific 
Railroad (U.S. Highway 40/24) and 
Interstate Highway 70, 8 miles west of 
the town of Linwood. The KSNHP has 
identified the area near this tract as 
having potential habitats for the 
western white-fringed prairie orchid and 
Mead's milkweed, both Federally listed 
as threatened species. A southeastern 
tall grass prairie area known as Big 
Springs occurs within 3 miles of this 
tract. 



Tract 5. 

T. 9 S., R. 20 E. , 

Sec. 2, N1/2SE1/4. 



78 acres 



This tract is approximately 2.5 miles 
north-northwest of the town of 
Springdale, adjacent to a paved county 
road. The KSNHP has identified this 
area as possible habitat for the 
redbelly snake, a species listed as 
threatened by the KDWP. 

Should these tracts be leased, ORA-2 
applies to Tracts 1 and 2, ORA-1 applies 



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to Tract 2. Tract 3 would not be 
available for lease due to its location 
within the Leavenworth city limits. 
LN-1 would apply to Tracts 4 and 5. 

LINN COUNTY 

Linn County contains approximately 484 
acres of split-estate minerals within 
three tracts. 

Tract 1. 

T. 19 S., R. 24 E., 

Sec. 19, Lot 4; 29 acres 

Sec. 30, Lots 1 and 3. 115 acres 

Tract Totals 144 acres 

Tract 1 lies within the floodplain of 
the Marais des Cygnes River near its 
confluence with Middle Creek. A wetland 
occurs on this tract. The KSNHP and the 
KDWP have identified potential habitats 
for four state-listed threatened species 
on and in the vicinity of Tract 1. The 
broadhead skink, eastern newt, northern 
crawfish frog and redbelly snake have 
all been listed as threatened species by 
the KDWP. 

Tract 2. 

T. 22 S., R. 23 E., 

Sec. 8, M&B; ■ 60 acres 

Sec. 17, Lots 1, 2, E1/2NW1/4, 
W1/2NE1/4. 240 acres 

Tract Total= 300 acres 

Tract 2 lies within the floodplain 
created by the confluence of Little 
Sugar Creek and the South Fork of Little 
Sugar Creek approximately four miles 
west of Mound City. The creeks form 
wetlands which provide riparian habitat. 
The KDWP has identified this tract as 
containing potential habitat for the 
state-listed threatened northern 
crawfish frog. 



Tract 3. 

T. 23 S., R. 23 E., 

Sec. 15, NW1/4NE1/4. 



40 acres 



by the creek. The KDWP has identified 
this tract as containing potential 
habitat for the state- listed threatened 
northern crawfish frog. 

Should these tracts be leased, ORA-1 
applies to Tracts 1 and 2; ORA-2 applies 
to all. LN-1 would apply to all three 
tracts. 

LOGAN COUNTY 

Logan County contains eleven tracts of 
split-estate minerals totalling 
approximately 865 acres. Several of 
these tracts provide threatened species 
habitat or wetlands. 

Tract 1. 

T. 15 S., R. 32 W., 

Sec. 1, NE1/4SW1/4. 40 acres 

Tract 2. 

T. 15 S., R. 32 W., 

Sec. 11, S1/2SW1/4, W1/2SE1/4. 160 acres 

These two tracts are located within one 
mile of each other on the same unnamed 
tributary of the Smoky Hill River 
approximately 24 miles due south of the 
town of Oakley. Tract 1 lies within the 
floodplain of the river and Tract 2 
contains a wetland at the headwaters of 
the tributary. 



Tract 3. 

T. 13 S., R. 37 W., 

Sec. 30, Lot 9; 

Sec. 31, Lots 6 and 7. 



T. 14 S. 
Sec. 26, 
T. 15 S. 



, R. 37 W. , 
SE1/4NE1/4. 
, R. 37 W. , 



Sec. 8, N1/2NE1/4. 



1.1 acre 
23.8 acres 

40 acres 

80 acres 



This tract located on Lost Creek 
approximately six miles south-southwest 
of Mound City contains wetlands formed 



These tracts are all located within the 
southwest corner of the county, an area 
designated by the KDWP as critical 
habitat for the western green toad, a 
state-listed threatened species. The 
portions of this tract described in 
Sections 30 and 31 are public land 
surface which is in the process of being 
patented to the KDWP. The KDWP has 
identified these lands in Sections 30 



30 



and 31 as having valuable wildlife 
resources and has requested that no 
surface disturbing activities be 
allowed. 



Tract 4. 
T. 14 S. 



R. 32 W. 



Sec. 14, SW1/4NW1/4. 



40 acres 



This tract is located about 19 miles 
south of Oakley, Kansas adjacent to U.S. 
Highway 83. The surface of this public 
land tract is in the process of being 
patented to the KDWP. The KDWP has 
identified this tract as having valuable 
wildlife resources and has requested 
that no surface disturbing activities be 
allowed. 

Should these tracts be leased, ORA-1 
applies to Tract 1, ORA-2 applies to 
Tract 2. LN-1 would apply to Tract 3 and 
ORA-4 would apply to Tract 4 and lands 
in Sections 30 and 31 of Tract 3. 



Should these tracts be leased, ORA-1 
applies to Tract 1, ORA-2 applies to 
Tract 2. 

MEADE COUNTY 

Meade County contains fifteen tracts 
with over 1,512 acres of split-estate 
minerals scattered over the southern 
half of the county. 



Tract 1 . 
T. 31 S. 



R. 26 W. 



Sec. 25, Lots 5 and 6. 



17.4 acres 



Tract 1 lies on Gyp Creek approximately 
12 miles east of the town of Meade and 
two miles north of U.S. Highway 160. 
Gyp Creek forms a wetland at this 
location. The KDWP has identified this 
tract as containing habitat suitable for 
the state-listed threatened eastern 
hognose snake and checkered garter 
snake. 



MARSHALL COUNTY 

Marshall County contains approximately 
160 acres of split-estate minerals 
located in three unleased tracts, two of 
which possess surface resource values in 
need of greater. than STC should they be 
leased. 



Tract 1. 

T. 2 S., R. 6 E. 

Sec. 1 , Lot 1 . 



39 acres 



This tract is located in the floodplain 
of an unnamed tributary of Horseshoe 
Creek about four miles northwest of the 
town of Marysville. 



Tract 2. 

T. 3 S., R. 10 E., 

Sec. 11, NW1/4SW1/4. 



40 acres 



This tract is located on an unnamed 
tributary of the North Fork of the Black 
Vermillion River, five miles north of 
the town of Vermillion, and contains 
wetlands. 



Tract 2. 

T. 33 S., R. 29 W., 

Sec. 3, E1/2SW1/4; 80 acres 

Sec. 10, W1/2NE1/4, E1/2NW1/4. 160 acres 

Tract Total= 240 acres 

Tract 2 consists of a leased portion in 
section 3 and an unleased portion in 
section 10. This tract is located eight 
miles southwest of the town of Meade on 
an unnamed tributary of a state lake. 
Both parcels contain wetlands formed by 
the stream. Tract two has been 
identified by the KSNHP and the KDWP as 
possible habitat for five state-listed 
threatened species, the longnose snake, 
the Texas blind snake, the eastern 
hognose snake, checkered garter snake 
and the Arkansas darter. 

Tract 3. 

T. 34 S., R. 27 W., 

Sec. 15, S1/2SE1/4; 80 acres 

Sec. 22, NE1/4, N1/2SE1/4. 240 acres 

Tract Total= 320 acres 

This unleased tract is located on an 
unnamed tributary of Crooked Creek 
approximately 14 miles south of the town 



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of Meade. Wetlands occur on this tract 
in association with the tributary. The 
KDWP has identified this tract as 
potential habitat for two state-listed 
threatened species, the eastern hognose 
snake and the checkered garter snake. 



Tract 4. 
T. 34 S. 
Sec. 13, 
Sec. 



R. 26 W., 
Lots 5 and 6; 3.5 acres 
25, Lots 5 and 6. 2.4 acres 
Tract Total= 5.9 acres 



This is a narrow strip tract five miles 
long located approximately 16 miles 
southeast of the town of Meade. The two 
sections listed contain wetlands formed 
by two different intermittent streams. 
The KDWP has identified this tract as 
potential habitat for two state-listed 
threatened species, the eastern hognose 
snake and the checkered garter snake. 

Tract 5. 

T. 35 S., R. 29 W. , 

Sec. 6, Lot 2, SE1/4NW1/4 (unleased). 

80 acres 
T. 35 S., R. 30 W., 

Sec. 1, NE1/4 (leased). 160 acres 
Tract Totals 240 acres 

This tract containing both leased and 
unleased sections is located two miles 
north of the Cimarron River and one mile 
west of Kansas State Highway 23. The 
area in Section 6 contains wetlands 
formed by an unnamed tributary of the 
river while the leased tract has been 
identified as possessing habitat 
favorable for the occurrence of three 
state-listed threatened species, the 
Texas blind snake, eastern hognose snake 
and the checkered garter snake. 



Tract 6. 

T. 34 S., R. 30 W. 

Sec. 32, N1/2S1/2. 



160 acres 



This unleased tract located 
approximately one mile north of the 
Cimarron River and six miles west of 
Kansas State Highway 23, has been 
identified as possessing habitat 
possibly favorable for the occurrence of 



three state-listed threatened species, 
the Texas blind snake, the eastern 
hognose snake and the checkered garter 
snake. 



Tract 7. 
T. 33 S. 



R. 28 W. 



Sec. 28, SW1/4SE1/4. 



40 acres 



Tract 7 lies 10 miles south and 1.5 
miles west of Meade, Kansas. The surface 
of this public land tract is in the 
process of being patented to the KDWP. 
The KDWP has identified this tract as 
having valuable wildlife resources and 
has requested that no surface disturbing 
activities be allowed. According to the 
KDWP this tract also contains habitat 
suitable for the state-listed threatened 
species, the eastern hognose snake and 
the checkered garter snake. 



Tract 8. 

T. 34 S., R. 30 W. 

Sec. 19, Lot 3. 



38.78 acres 



Tract 8 lies on the Seward/Meade County 
line about 14 miles south of Plains, 
Kansas. The surface of this public land 
tract is in the process of being 
patented to the KDWP. The KDWP has 
identified this tract as having valuable 
wildlife resources and has requested 
that no surface disturbing activities be 
allowed. According to the KDWP this 
tract also contains habitat suitable for 
the state-listed threatened species, the 
eastern hognose snake and the checkered 
garter snake. 

Should these tracts be leased, 0RA-2 
applies to Tracts 1-5, should the leased 
section of Tract 2 become available ORA- 
2 applies. LN-1 applies to all tracts. 
ORA-4 applies to Tracts 7 and 8. 

MITCHELL COUNTY 



T. 7 S. , R. 7 W., 
Sec. 32, SW1/4. 



160 acres 



This unleased tract is located on Leban 
Creek a tributary of the Solomon River 
approximately three miles south of the 



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creek's confluence near the town of 
Beloit. Wetlands occur on this tract as 
well as riparian habitat. 



Should this 
applies. 



tract be leased, ORA-2 



MORRIS COUNTY 

T. 14 S., R. 6 E., . 
Sec. 4, W1/2SW1/4; 80 acres 

Sec. 5, Lots 3, 4, SW1/4NE1/4, 
S1/2NW1/4, W1/2SE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4. 

362 acres 
Tract Totals 442 acres 

This tract lies in the floodplain of 
Clarks Creek in the community of Skiddy 
approximately three miles east of U.S. 
Highway 77. Wetlands are formed by the 
creek on this tract. 

Should this tract be leased, 0RA-1 and 
2 apply. 

NORTON COUNTY 



T. 4 S., R. 21 W. , 
Sec. 7, W1/2SW1/4; 
Sec. 18, N1/2N1/2. 



160 acres 
158 acres 
Tract Total= 318 acres 



These tracts together with an adjoining 
80 acres are an unleased tract located 
on an unnamed tributary to Big Dutchman 
Lake. Wetlands occur on this tract 
formed by the stream. 

Should this tract be leased, ORA-2 
applies. 



OSAGE 

T. 16 S., R. 15 E., 

Sec. 11, Lot 1, E1/2NW1/4. 



110 acres 



This tract is adjacent to and may be 
partially contained within the boundary 
of Pomona Lake (5 miles east and 3 miles 
north of Osage City). Pomona Lake and 
an unnamed tributary of Coyote Creek 
have contributed to the presence of a 
floodplain and wetland habitats on this 
tract. 



Should this tract be leased, ORA-1 and 
ORA-2 would apply. 

PHILLIPS COUNTY 

T. IS., R. 17 W., 

Sec. 8, N1/2E1/4, S1/2SW1/4NE1/4. 

100 acres 

Located one mile south of Nebraska and 
three miles east of U.S. Highway 183, 
this tract sits on an unnamed tributary 
of Crystal Creek. Wetlands occur on 
this tract. 



Should this tract 
applies. 



be leased, ORA-2 



REPUBLIC COUNTY 



T. 2 S., R. 5 W., 
Sec. 12, W1/2SE1/4, 



SE1/4SE1/4. 
110 



acres 



This unleased tract lies in the 
floodplain of the Republican River two 
miles south of the town of Republic. 

Should this tract be leased, 0RA-1 
applies. 



RILEY COUNTY 



Tract 1. 
T. 10 S. 
Sec. 15, 



, R. 7 E., 
N1/2SW1/4. 



80 acres 



This unleased tract lies on the head 
waters of an unnamed tributary of 
Wildcat Creek one mile west of the City 
of Manhattan. The tract is located in 
the floodplain of the creek and wetlands 
occur at this site. 



Tract 2. 
T. 11 S. , R. 6 
Sec. 13, M&B; 
T. 11 S., R. 7 
Sec. 18, M&B. 



E., 



50 acres 

27 acres 
Tract Totals 77 acres 



This unleased tract is located in the 
floodplain of the Republican River one 
mile south of the town of Ogden and is 



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adjacent to Fort Riley. The river forms 
a wetland at this location. The surface 
of this public land tract is in the 
process of being patented to the KDWP. 
The KDWP has identified this tract as 
having valuable wildlife resources and 
has requested that no surface disturbing 
activities be allowed. 

If leased, ORA-1 and ORA-2 apply to 
both. ORA-4 would apply to Tract 2. 

SALINE COUNTY 



T. 15 S., R. 3 W., 
Sec. 19, M&B (Leased) 



121 acres 



T. 15 S., R. 4 W., 

Sec. 24, M&B (Unleased). 100 acres 
Tract Total= 221 acres 

These adjoining tracts are located on 
the Missouri Pacific Railroad right-of- 
way along an unnamed creek near the town 
of Smolan. The creek forms wetlands 
which encompass both tracts. 

ORA-2 would apply to both the unleased 
parcel and the leased parcel. 

SCOTT COUNTY 

Scott County contains 540 acres of 
split-estate minerals within five 
tracts, two of which posses surface 
values needing protection greater than 
provided by STC. 



Tract 1. 

T. 20 S., R. 31 W., 

Sec. 20, NE1/4, N1/2SW1/4. 



240 acres 



This tract lies approximately 14 miles 
south-southeast of Scott City, and seven 
miles east of U.S. Highway 83. This 
area of Kansas contains numerous 
intermittent (playa) lakes which are 
important for migrating waterfowl during 
the fall and spring. This tract lies 
within a playa lake. A portion of the 
NWNE is upland. This tract is unleased. 



Tract 2. 

T. 16 S., R. 33 W. , 

Sec. 24, NW1/4NW1/4.' 



40 acres 



Located 12 miles north of Scott City, 
Tract 2 is adjacent to state designated 
critical habitat for the Scott riffle 
beetle, a species classified as 
threatened by the KDWP. 
Should these tracts be leased, ORA-1 and 
ORA-2 apply to Tract 1. ORA-3 applies to 
Tract 1. A season of use restriction 
from October 15, through March 1, would 
minimize oil and gas drilling activities 
on the uplands. LN-1 would apply to 
Tract 2. 

SEWARD COUNTY 

Seward County contains over 1,063 acres 
in 20 tracts over half of which are 
leased. Several tracts within the 
county provide habitat or contain 
surface resources worthy of additional 
protection. 



Tract 1. 

T. 33 S., R. 32 W. , 
Sec. 25, SW1/4SW1/4; 
Sec. 26, SE1/4SE1/4. 



40 acres 

40 acres 

Tract Totals 80 acres 

This tract is located 10 miles northeast 
of the city of Liberal on U.S. Highway 
54, and adjacent to the Cimarron River 
which has been designated by the KDWP as 
critical habitat for the state-listed 
threatened species, Arkansas darter, and 
the state-listed endangered Arkansas 
river shiner. The state-listed 
threatened species, the flathead chub is 
also known to occur in the Cimarron 
river. 



Tract 2. 

T, 34 S., R. 31 W., 

Sec. 7, Lot 2, SE1/4NW1/4. 



78 acres 



This leased tract of split-estate 
minerals is located on the headwaters of 
an unnamed tributary of the Cimarron 
River about nine miles northeast of the 
city of Liberal. A wetland formed by 
the tributary occurs at this location. 



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Tract 3. 
T. 33 S. 
Sec. 35, 



R. 32 W., 
SE1/4SW1/4, 
NW1/4NW1/4. 



SW1/4SE1/4; 

120 acres 



These unleased tracts within the same 
section possibly contain habitat for the 
longnose snake, a state- listed 
threatened species. This section is 
located six miles southwest of the town 
of Kismet on U.S. Highway 54. 



Tract 4. 

T. 31 S. , R. 34 W., 

Sec. 21, NE1/4NW1/4. 



40 acres 



This leased tract located in the 
Cimarron River floodplain three miles 
south of the point where U.S. Highway 56 
crosses the river, contains a wetland. 
The river has been designated critical 
habitat by the state of Kansas for the 
Arkansas darter, a state-listed 
threatened species. 

Tract 5. 

T. 33 S., R. 31 W. , 

Sec. 32, NE1/4NE1/4, SE1/4SE1/4. 

80 acres 

These leased tracts are located four 
miles south of the town of Kismet and 
are situated on the headwaters of an 
unnamed intermittent tributary of the 
Cimarron River. Both parcels have been 
classified as floodplains and contain 
wetlands. 

Tract 6. 

T. 35 S., R. 31 W., 

Sec. 9, W1/2NE1/4. 80 acres 

Tract 6 lies 11.5 miles east of Liberal, 
Kansas. The surface of this public land 
tract is being transferred to the KDWP. 
The KDWP has identified this tract as 
having valuable wildlife resources and 
has requested that no surface disturbing 
activities be allowed. 

Should these tracts be leased, ORA-1 

would apply to Tracts 3, 4, and 5. ORA- 

2 would apply to Tracts 2-5. LN-1 would 

apply to Tracts 1, 3, and 4 and ORA-4 



would apply to Tract 6. 

SMITH COUNTY 

T. 2 S., R. 11 W., 
Sec. 14, SW1/4. 



160 acres 



This unleased tract is located on White 

Rock Creek and along U.S. Highway 281 

approximately four miles north of the 

town of Lebanon. Wetlands and riparian 

areas occur on this tract. 

Should this tract be leased, ORA-2 would 

apply. 

STANTON COUNTY 



T. 29 S., R. 43 W., 
Sec. 15, SE1/4SW1/4. 



40 acres 



Located six miles west of the town of 
Manter and three miles north of U.S. 
Highway 160, this unleased tract 
contains wetlands formed by Bear Creek, 
an intermittent stream. 

Should this tract be leased, ORA-2 would 
apply. 

WABAUNSEE COUNTY 



T. 10 S., R. 10 E. 
Sec. 10, Lot 11; 
Sec. 15, Lot 13. 



Tract Total 



1.3 acres 

3.7 acres 

; 5.0 acres 



This tract is located in the floodplain 
of the Kansas River about one-half mile 
east of the point where Kansas State 
Highway 99 crosses the river. The 
Kansas River, in the area of this tract, 
has been identified as providing habitat 
for the bald eagle, a Federally listed 
threatened species. This tract contains 
wetland areas. 

Should this tract be leased, ORA-1, ORA- 
2 and LN-1 apply. 



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WALLACE COUNTY 

Wallace County contains over 989 acres 

of split-estate minerals in six unleased 

tracts. Half of these tracts possess 

surface values or resources which would 

require protection greater than provided 

by STC should they be leased. 

Tract 1. 

T. 11 S., R. 40 W., 

Sec. 20, E1/2NE1/4, W1/2. 400 acres 

Located approximately two miles west of 
Kansas State Highway 27 and 13 miles 
north of the town of Sharon Springs, 
this tract contains wetlands formed by 
an unnamed intermittent tributary of 
Turkey Creek. 



Tract 2. 

T. 15 S. , R. 38 W., 

Sec. 32, SE1/4. 



160 acres 



Tract 2, located approximately 16 miles 
southeast of the town of Sharon Springs, 
lies in the southeast quarter of the 
county, an area designated by the KDWP 
as critical habitat for the western 
green toad a state-listed threatened 
species. 



Tract 3. 

T. 11 S., R. 43 

Sec. 12, NE1/4. 



W. 



160 acres 



Located approximately 21 miles northwest 
of the town of Sharon Springs, nearly on 
the Colorado state line, Tract 3 
contains a wetland formed by an unnamed 
intermittent tributary of the North Fork 
of the Smoky Hill River. 

Should these tracts be leased, ORA-2 
would apply to Tracts 1 and 3. 
LN-1 would apply to Tract 1. 

WASHINGTON COUNTY 



east of the town of Mahaska one and one- 
half miles south of Nebraska. Wetlands 
occur on this tract. 

Should this tract be leased, ORA-2 would 
apply. 

WICHITA COUNTY 



T. 16 S. , R. 37 W. 
Sec. 24, S1/2. 



320 acres 



This unleased tract is located along 
Kansas State Highway 25 ten miles north 
of the town of Leoti , on an unnamed 
intermittent tributary of Ladder Creek. 
Wetlands have been identified as 
occurring on this tract. 



Should this 
would apply. 



tract be leased, ORA-2 




T. 1 S. 
Sec. 11 



R. 1 E. 
SE1/4. 



160 acres 



This unleased tract is located on the 
headwaters of an unnamed tributary of 
Bowman Creek, approximately three miles 



86 



PLAN IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING 



Implementing The Plan 

The approved Kansas RMP provides the 
framework and guidelines for making 
specific management decisions for the 
planning area for the next 15 years. 
Implementation of the management 
decisions contained within the Kansas 
RMP is considered complete with RMP 
approval. All future resource 
management authorizations and actions, 
including budget proposals, will conform 
with the Approved Kansas RMP. 

Monitoring The Plan 

Monitoring provides a record of the 
progress made in implementing the RMP. 
This monitoring record contains 
information for use in evaluating the 
Plans effectiveness and usefulness in 
the management of public resources. 
Plan monitoring will be performed by 
periodic managerial review to ensure 
that all land-use management decisions 
conform to the Plan and to the 
established guidelines. On-the-ground 
actions resulting from management 
decisions will be monitored by agency 
personnel to establish how effective the 
management measures are at minimizing 
environmental impacts. Where such 
management measures are found to be 
ineffective through monitoring, these 
measures will be revised through the RMP 
amendment process. 



Changing The Plan 

The Plan may be changed, if necessary 
through amendment. Monitoring and 
evaluation findings, new data, and new 
or revised policies will be evaluated to 
determine if there is a need for an 
amendment. Any change in circumstances 
or conditions which affect the scope, 
terms, or conditions of the RMP may 
warrant an amendment. In all cases, a 
proposed action that does not conform to 
the RMP, or was not addressed by the 
RMP and warrants further consideration 
before an RMP revision is scheduled 
would require an amendment. Generally 
an RMP amendment is site specific or 
involves only one planning issue. 

A plan revision, if necessary would 
involve the preparation of a new RMP for 
the entire planning area. 

Public Involvement 

Public opinion, input and involvement 
has been sought throughout the planning 
and decision making process. Public 
participation was documented in detail 
in Chapter 5 of the Proposed RMP/FEIS. 
An annual RMP summary document will be 
prepared to inform the public of the 
progress made in plan implementation. 
This summary will also describe the 
results of monitoring and evaluation of 
the effectiveness of the RMP decisions 
concerning protection of the 
environment. All persons on the RMP 
mailing list will be sent copies of the 
RMP summary documents. 



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I 



APPENDICES 



J 



APPENDIX 1 
KANSAS SPLIT ESTATE 



Unleased Spl it Estate 1-1 

Leased Spl it Estate 1-7 



A-1 







KANSAS 


SPLIT ESTATE 


;UNLEASED) 




COUNTY 


TOWN RNG SN SUBDIVISION 

SHIP 


ACREAGE HINRL 


COUNTY 


TOWN RNG SN SUBDIVISION 


ACREAGE HINRL 


" COUHTY ALLEN 






CHEYENNE 


on 
IS 


40W 5 L0T1-4,S1/2S1/2,N1/2N1/2,SWSW, 

S1/2SE 
40V 6 ALL 


604.760ALL 


ALLEN 


25! 


18E 10 SE1/4 


160.000ACQ 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


610.880ALL 


« Subtota 


1 ** 






CHEYENNE 


IS 


401 7 L0Tl,2,NEl/4,SENW,El/2SW,SEl/4 


465.100ALL 








160.000 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


40V 8 Wl/2NVl/4,NVSi 


120.000ALL 


» COUHTY ATCHISON 




CHEYENNE 
CHEYENNE 


IS 
IS 


40V 9 Sl/2NE,El/2N«,SEl/4 
411 1 SW1/4 


320.000ALL 
160.000ALL 


ATCHISON 


6S 


17E 36 NH1/4 


80.000ACQ 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


411 11 N1/2.NESE 


360.000ALL 


** Subtota 


» 






CHEYENNE 


IS 


41V 12 NWNV 


40.000ALL 








80.000 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


411 14 NENV 


40.000ALL 










CHEYENNE 


IS 


411 4 S1/2SW1/4 


80.000ALL 


» COUHTY BARBER 






CHEYENNE 


IS 


411 5 LOT 2 


41.430ALL 


BARBER 


33S 


151 8 SESE 


40.000ALL 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


411 9 NENV 


40.0000&G 


BARBER 


35S 


14H 3 SUNN 


40.000046 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


411 9 NE1/4 


160.000ALL 


*» Subtotal 


tt 






CHEYENNE 


IS 


42W 22 Stfl/4 


160.000ALL 








80.000 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


42(1 26 SVl/4,Kl/2SEl/4 


240.000ALL 


»* COUHTY BOURBON 




CHEYENNE 


IS 


4211 27 N1/2NV,S«S«,SENE,E1/2SE 


240.000ALL 


B0UR8ON 


24$ 


24E 30 E1/2SE1/4 


80.000ACQ 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


42V 28 E1/2NE,S1/2SE,NESE 


200.000ALL 


BOURBON 


26S 


24E 4 NHSH, «l/2Sil/4Sil/4 


60.000ACQ 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


42V 29 LOT 1 


44.400ALL 


BOURBON 


26S 


24E 5 SE1/4 


160.000ACQ 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


42H 34 E1/2NE,SVNE,NWNW 


160.000ALL 


M Subtotal 


;? 






CHEYENNE 


2S 


37W 5 LOT 2, NESE 


80.270ALL 








300.000 


CHEYENNE 


2S 


38H 16 HE1/4 


160.000ACQ 


" COUHTY BROVH 






CHEYENNE 


2S 


38W 4 S1/2SW1/4.E1/2SE1/4 


160.000ALL 


BROiN 


25 


17E 5 S1/2NH1/4 


80.000ACQ 


CHEYENNE 


2S 


38V 8 S1/2NV,N1/2SV 


160.000ACQ 


8R0HN 


4S 


HE 19 I1/2HI1/4 


80.000ALL 


CHEYENNE 


2S 


381 9 S1/2NH1/4.SH1/4 


240.000ACQ 


** Subtotal 


tt 






CHEYENNE 


2S 


39V 10 NW1/4 


160.000ACQ 








160.000 


CHEYENNE 


2S 


39V 16 ALL 


640.000ACQ 










CHEYENNE 


2S 


39H 27 N1/2.SE/14 


480.000ACQ 


" COUHTY CHAUTAUQUA 




CHEYENNE 


2S 


40H 2 SYNE,SENV,$ESU1/2SE 


200.000ALL 


CHAUTAUQUA 


35S 


12E 7 S1/2NE1/4 


80.000ACQ 


CHEYENNE 


2S 


40W 34 SE1/4 


160.000ALL 


M Subtotal 


» 






CHEYENNE 


2S 


<iw 11 SESE 


40.000ALL 








80.000 


CHEYENNE 


2S 


41V 25 NE1/4 


160.000ACQ 


« COUHTY CHEYEHNE 




CHEYENNE 


2S 


42W 10 SUNK 


40.000ALL 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


37W 16 NEl/4,El/2SEl/4 


240.000ACQ 


CHEYENNE 


2S 


42V 9 SENE.N1/2SE 


120.000ALL 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


37i 4 NESE 


40.000ALL 


CHEYENNE 


4S 


411 21 SE1/4.SESV 


200.000ALL 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


3811 18 LOT 2,3,SENH,NESi 


167.720ACQ 


CHEYENNE 


4S 


41V 28 V1/2NE1/4 


80.000ALL 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


38K 28 N1/2SI1/4 


80.000ALL 


CHEYENNE 


4S 


411 35 SE1/4 


160.000ALL 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


39N 30 LOTSl,2,El/2NNl/4 


157.580ACQ 


CHEYENNE 


4S 


42H 16 LOT 2 


12 . 520ALL 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


39V 4 SENW.NESV 


80.Q00ALL 


CHEYENNE 


4S 


42V 21 LOTS 1,2 


22.240ALL 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


39K 5 S«l/4,Hl/2SEl/4 


240.000ALL 


CHEYENNE 


4S 


42W 22 SV1/4 


160.000ACQ 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


39V 6 NESE.E1/2SE1/4 


120.000ALL 


CHEYENNE 


4S 


42V 27 N1/2HV1/4 


80.000ACQ 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


39N 7 LOT 2 


36.050ALL 


CHEYENNE 


5S 


42V 5 LOTS 5,6 


9.100ALLPD 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


40(1 1 E1/2SESHSE 


120.000ALL 


** Subtotal 


« 






CHEYENNE 


IS 


40V 10 SN,Nl/2NEl/4 


240.000ALL 






lfl.IJ7.9M 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


401 11 NE1/4.E1/2NVSV 


360.000ALL 










CHEYENNE 


IS 


401 12 NE1/4,V1/2NW1/4,SEN« 


280.000ALL 


« COUNTY CLARK 






CHEYENNE 


IS 


40V 2 SESV.SE1/4 


200.000ALL 


CLARK 


31S 


23V 27 SWNE 


40.000ALLP0 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


401 3 L0T1,2,SHSE,E1/2SU1/2SE 


283.300ALL 


CLARK 


32S 


23V 18 NENV 


40.000O&G 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


40K 30 E1/2NE1/4.NWSE 


120.000ALL 


CLARK 


323 


24V 11 NYSE 


40.000OJG 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


401 34 NENE 


40.000ALL 


CLARK 


32S 


24K 23 SWSE 


40. OOOOtG 


CHEYENNE 


IS 


40V 4 El/2 


322.630ALL 


CLARK 


33S 


21V 2 LOTS 3,4,Sl/2NVl/4 


158.650ACS 










CLARK 


34$ 


24V 7 SWSE 


40.G00O&G 



1-1 



KANSAS SPLIT ESTATE (UNLEASED) 



COUNTY 


TOWN RNG SN SUBDIVISION 




SHIP 




CLARK 


35S 


25W 5 LOT 2 


tt Subtotal 


tt 




» COUNTY CLAY 




CLAY 


6S 


4E 17 El/2 


CLAY 


7S 


4E 10 H1/2NH1/4 


CLAY 


7$ 


4E 7 HE1/4 


** Subtotal 


tt 




" COUHTY CLOUD 




CLOUD 


8S 


4V 2 HV1/4 


** Subtotal 


tt 




« COUHTY COMKCHE 


COHANCHE 


34S 


16V 8 NVSV 


COMANCHE 


J4S 


16V 8 SENV 


COMftHCHE 


34S 


171 11 SESE 


« Subtotal 


tt 




** COUHTY COWLEY 




COHLEY 


34S 


3E 7 LOT 1 


« Subtotal 


tt 




» COUHTY DECATUR 




DECATUR 


IS 


271 23 E1/2E1/2 


DECATUR 


IS 


m 1 SHSE 


DECATUR 


2S 


28V 9 V1/2SW1/4 


DECATUR 


2S 


28V 8 SKI/4 


DECATUR 


4S 


271 31 SENE 


DECATUR 


4$ 


301 33 NEl/4,El/2SE,El/2NV 


** Subtotal 


tt 




« COUHTY DONIPHAH 


DONIPHAN 


2S 


15E 24 LOT 7 


*> Subtotal 


tt 




** COUHTY DOUGLAS 




DOUGLAS 


13S 


18E 1 LOTS l,2,Sl/2NEl/4 


DOUGLAS 


13S 


18E 23 Sl/2Sl/2NVl/4,El/2SVl/4 


DOUGLAS 


133 


18E 26 HETES AND BOUNDS 


DOUGLAS 


13S 


19E 6 HETES AND BOUNDS 


DOUGLAS 


13S 


20E 7 HETES AND SOUNDS 


DOUGLAS 


m 


20E 26 E1/2NE1/4 


** Subtotal 


tt 





ACREAGE HINRL 

18.300OM 

376.950 

318.000ACQ 

80.0DDACQ 

159.0OOACQ 

557.000 

161.040ACQ 
161.040 

40.00DALLPD 

40.000ALLPD 

40.000O&G 

120.000 

0.380ALLPD 



160. C 
40.000ALLPD 

80.000ALL 
160.000ALL 

40.D00ALL 
320.000ACQ 



3.680ALLPD 
3.680 



158.490ACQ 
70. 



000ACQ 

610ALL 



145 
60 
18 



532.100 



COUNTY TONN RHG SN SUBDIVISION 
, SHIP 

« COUHTY EDVARDS 

EDIARDS 26S 16H 28 LOTS 5,6 
EDHARDS 26S 20V 32 SVSE 
** Subtotal " 



** COUHTY ELLIS 

ELLIS US 20V 22 SESV 
t* Subtotal « 



« COUHTY FIHHEY 

FINNEY 25S 34V 6 LOTS 6 > 7,Vl/2SV,SEl/4 
FINNEY 25S 34V 18 ALL 
FINNEY 26S 33V 5 LOTS2,3,NESV,NVSE 
** Subtotal " 



*» COUHTY FRAHXLIH 

FRANKLIN 17S 20E 4 E1/2SV1/4, SENV 
FRANKLIN 19S 23E 24 SESE 
FRANKLIN 19S 23E 25 HETES At 
** Subtotal » 



" COUHTY GEARY 

GEARY US 5E 22 LOT 6 
GEARY US 6E 34 TRACT38 
GEARY 12S 4E 12 Sl/2SWl/4,NESV 
*» Subtotal « 



** COUHTY GOVE 

GOVE 14S 

GOVE 15S 

GOVE 15S 

GOVE 15S 

GOVE 15S 

GOVE 15S 

GOVE 15S 

GOVE 15S 

GOVE 15S 

GOVE 15S 
** Subtotal *» 



** COUHTY GRANT 

GRANT 30S 
«* Subtotal ** 



26V 24 SVNV.NVSV 
26V 13 SESV 
26V 20 NESE 
27V 34 V1/2SV 
28V 10 SVSV 
28V 31 SVNE.SVSE 
28V 32 NVNE.SESW 
30V 19 E1/2SV,V1/2SE 
30V 30 NVNE.NENV 
30V 6 V1/2SV1/4 



ACREAGE HINRL 

11.260OK 
40.000ALL 

51.260 

40.000OM 
40.000 



320.520ALL 
641.280ALL 
281.330ALL 

1,243.130 



120.000ACQ 
-10. 000 ACQ 
30.000ACQ 

190.000 



5.700ALLPD 
212.850ALL 
120.000ACS 

338.550 



160 



000ALL 



000ALL 
000ALL 
000ALL 
000ALL 



37V 19 NE1/4 



000ALL 
000ALL 
000ALL 



760.000 

160.000ACQ 
160.000 



1-2 





KANSAS 


SPLIT ESTATE (UNLEASED) 




COUNTY 


TOWN RNG SN SUBDIVISION 


ACREAGE MINRL 


COUNTY TOWN RNG SN SUBDIVISION 


ACREAGE MINRL 




SHIP 




SHIP 
JEFFERSON 8S 20E 24 N1/2SE1/4 


80.000ACQ 


« COUHTY GREELEY 




JEFFERSON 9S 20E 2 H1/2SE1/4 


78.000ACQ 


GREELEY 


18S *m 11 HEl/4 


160.000ACQ 


« Subtotal U 




GREELEY 


18S 41H 3 SE1/4 


160.000ACQ 




627.460 


GREELEY 


19S 43H 2 LOT 4 


40.1500$ 






GREELEY 


20S 40W 19 SE1/4 


160.000ALL 


" COUNTY JEWELL 




! GREELEY 


20S 40W 35 NE1/4 


160.000ALL 


JEWELL 3S 6W 14 Wl /2NENW 3 NHNW 


62.500ACQ 


; GREELEY 


20S 42W 23 NE1/4 


160.000ALL 


** Subtotal ** 




GREELEY 


20S 42W 31 SE1/4 


160.000ALL 




62.500 


GREELEY 


20S 4211 34 Nil/4 


160.000ALL 






GREELEY 


20S 431 11 LOT 2.E1/2SW1/4 


132.630ALL 


» COUNTY KEARNY 




GREELEY 


20S 43W 12 SW1/4 


160.000ALL 


KEARNY 22S 36H 10 SE1/4 


HO.OOOACQ 


» Subtotal 


« 




KEARNY 22S 36N 9 SW1/4 


HO.OOOACQ 






1,452.780 


KEARNY 25S 35H 17 Sl/2 

KEARNY 25S 35W 18 E1/2SW/4, SE1/4 


320.000ALL 
200.000ALL 


! « COUHTY NMILTM 




KEARNY 25S 35W 34 Ni/2 


32D.0OOALL 


HAHILTON 


21S 42H 4 LOTS 1-4 , S1/2NE, S1/2NN 


329.660ACQ 


KEARNY 25S 38N 31 NEl/4 


HO.OOOACQ 


HAMILTON 


22S 39H 7 NE1/4 


160.000ALL 


KEARNY 26S 35N 27 SE1/4 


HO.OOOALL 


\ HftHILTON 


22S 42H 30 LOTS 1-4 , NE1/4, E1/2E1/2 


459.080ALL 


KEARNY 26S 35W 5 LOTS 1,2 


193.160ALL 


HAMILTON 


23S 42W 28 LOT 5 


8.100ALLP0 


KEARNY 26S 36! 18 ALL 


658.000ALL 


HAMILTOH 


23S 42W 34 LOT 1 


27.320O&G 


KEARNY 26S 361 20 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 


HAMILTON 


24S 411 22 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 


KEARNY 26S 36H 21 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 


| HAMILTON 


24S 421 10 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 


KEARNY 26S 36W 27 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 


HAMILTON 


24S 42W 12 ALL 


640.000ALL 


KEARNY 26S 37N 11 ALL 


640.000ALL 


HAMILTON 


24S 42V 14 NE1/4,N1/2NW,N1/2NE 


320.000ALL 


« Subtotal ** 




HAMILTON 


24S 42N 18 S1/2SE1/4 


80.000ALL 




3,931.160 


HAMILTON 


24S 42W4 H1/2.SE1/4 


479.680ALL 


** COUNTY KINGMAN 




HAHILTON 


24S 43N 2 LOTS 1.2.S1/2NE 


179.200ALL 


KINGMAN 30S 5W 6 LOT 2 


16.190O&6 


HAMILTON 


25S 39H 12 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 


» Subtotal « 




HAMILTON 


25S 39K 8 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 




16.190 


HAMILTON 


25S 40W 2 Nl/2 


318.960ALL 






HAMILTON 


25$ 411 20 SW1/4 


160.000ALL 


« COUNTY LANE 




HAMILTON 


26S 411 2 LOTS 3,4, 


137.980ALL 


LANE 16S 27W 1 S1/2SW1/4 


80.000ALL 


HAMILTON 


26S 411 6 LOT 5 


33.800ALL 


LANE 16S 271 4 S1/2SH1/4 


80.000ALL 


HAHILTON 


26S 42H 2 SINK 


40.000ALL 


LANE 16S 27W 5 H1/2SH1/4 


80.000ALL 


HAHILTON 


26S 42W 3 LOT 2 


59.410OM 


LANE 16S 28W 11 SENW , E1/2SM1/4 


120.000ALL 


HAMILTON 


26S 43W 3 SINE 


40.000ALL 


LANE 16S 28H 12 E1/2SE1/4 


80.000ALL 


» Subtotal 


tt 




LANE 16S 28W 14 NENE.S1/2SW1/4 


120.000ALL 






4,753.190 


LANE 16S 28N 27 E1/2NE.NW1/4 
LANE 16S 29N 10 NENE 


240.000ALL 
40.000ALL 


« COUHTY JACXSOH 




LANE 16S 29W 3 SESE 


40.000ALL 


JACKSON 


6S 14E 12 SESW 


40.000ACQ 


LANE 19S 27W 2 LOT 2 


40.080O4G 


JACKSON 


7S 14E 14 SWNE.S1/2SENE 


60.000ACQ 


tt Subtotal ** 




JACKSON 


7S 15E 27 METES AND BOUNDS 


95.000ACQ 




920.080 


** Subtotal 


tt 


195.000 


" COUNTY LEAVENHORTH 

LEAVENWORTH IIS 22E 9 E1/2E1/2SW1/4 


19.790ACQ 


»» COUHTY JEFFERSON 




LEAVENWORTH 12S 22E 35 Wl/2Wl/2SW,SENW,El/2SWl/4 


HO.OOOACQ 


JEFFERSON 


US 17E 36 H/2SE1/4 


80.000ACQ 


LEAVENWORTH 8S 21E 29 METES AND BOUNDS 


47.680ACQ 


JEFFERSON 


US 19E 11 N1/2NE1/4 


80.000ACQ 


LEAVENWORTH 8S 22E 24 PARCEL "I" 


9.440ALL 


JEFFERSON 


US 19E 2 S1/2SE1/4 


80.000ACQ 


LEAVENWORTH 8S 22E 24 HETES AND BOUNDS 


33.400ALLPD 


JEFFERSON 


12S 17E 1 NWNE 


39.460ACQ 






JEFFERSON 


12S 20E 15 SE1/2SENW,NESW,NESE 


HO.OOOACQ 






JEFFERSON 


8S 18E 10 V1/2NH1/4 


80.000ACQ 







KANSAS SPLIT ESTATE (UNLEASED) 



COUNTY T0!N RNG SN SUBDIVISION 

SHIP 
LEAVENWORTH 93 21E 33 METES AND 
» Subtotal « 



« COUNTV LIHH 



LINN 
LINN 
LINN 
LINN 
LINN 



19S 
19S 
22S 

223 
233 



24E 19 LOT 4 

24E 30 LOTS 1,3 

23E 17 LOT 1,2,E1/2KH,H1/2HE 

23E 8 METES MO BOUNDS 

23E 15 N!NE 



** Subtotal ** 



»* COUNTY L06AN 

LOGAN 13S 
LOGAN 13S 
LOGAN 148 
14S 
15S 
15S 
15S 
153 
15S 
15S 
15S 
15S 
« Subtotal " 



LOGAN 
LOGAN 



LOGAN 



LOGAN 



LOGAN 



37W 30 LOT 9 

37* 31 LOT 7,8 

32! 14 SUNK 

37! 26 SENE 

32! 1 NES! 

32! 10 SEN! 

32! 11 Sl/2S!l/4,!l/2SEl/4 

32! 17 E1/2SK1/4 

32H 9 NESE 

35! 13 N!l/4 

35! 14 Nil/4 

37* 8 N1/2NE1/4 



« COUNTV LYON 

LYON m 13E 13 E1/2NH1/4 

** Subtotal " 



« COUNTV MARSHALL 

MARSHALL 2S 6E 1 LOT 1 



MARSHALL 


3S 


10E 10 E1/2SE1/4 


MARSHALL 


3S 


10E 11 N!S! 


** Subtotal 


II 




** COUNTY HEADE 




MEADE 


313 


26! 25 LOTS 5,6 


HEADE 


33S 


27! 1 LOT 1 


MEADE 


33S 


28! 28 S!SE 


HEADE 


33S 


29! 10 !1/2NE,E1/2N! 


HEADE 


33S 


29! 9 E1/2NE1/4 


HEADE 


34$ 


26! 1 LOTS 5,6 



ACREAGE HINRL 
58.000ACQ 
328.310 

29 
115 

240 
60 



300ACQ 



484.! 



1.150ALLPD 

23.800ALLPD 

40.000ALLPD 

40.000OM 

40.000OM 

40.000ALL 

160.000ALL 

80.000ALL 

40.000ALL 

160.1 

160.1 

80.000ALL 

864.950 



39.880ALL 



40.000ACQ 



COUNTY 

MEADI 
HEAD 
HEAD 
HEAD 
HEAD 
HEAD 
MEAD 
HEAD 
HEAD 
HEAD 
MEAD 
HEAD 
HEAD 
»» Subtotal « 



TO!N 

SHIP 

34S 

34S 

34S 

34 S 

34S 

34 S 

34S 

34S 

34S 

34S 

35S 

35S 

353 



RNG SN SUBDIVISION 

26! 13 LOTS 5,6 

26! 24 LOTS 5,6 

26! 25 LOTS 5,6 

27! 15 S1/2SE1/4 

27! 22 NEl/4,NEl/2SEl/4 

28! 13 S!SE 

28! 20 S1/2NI1/4 

29! 12 SESE 

30! 19 LOT 3 

30! 32 N1/2S1/2 

26! 10 S1/2NH1/4 

28! 4 SEN! 

29! 6 LOT 2.SEN! 



« COUNTY HIAHI 

HIAHI 16S 22E 26 Nil/4 
« Subtotal ** 



»» COUNTY MITCHELL 

HITCHELL 6S 9! 31 H1/2SE1/4 

HITCHELL 7S 7! 32 SHI/4 
** Subtotal « 



ACREAGE HINRL 

3.520O4G 
2.720O46 
2.480O&G 

80.000ALL 

240.000ALL 

40.000ALL 

80.000ALL 

40.000ALL 

38.780ALLPD 

160.000ALL 

80.000ALL 

40.000OK 

80.090ALL 

1,228.530 



160.000ACQ. 
160.000 



« COUNTY HORRIS 

MORRIS 14S 

HORRIS 14S 

** Subtotal ** 



6E 4 !l/2S!l/4 

6E 5 LOT 3,4,S!NE,Sl/2N!,il/2SE,SESE 



*» COUNTY NEHAHA 

NEHAHA 2S 13E 19 il/2Sil/4,il/2!l/2SSEl/4 
NEMAHA 4S 13E 34 SENE,!26A. OF NESE 
» Subtotal « 

« COUNTY NESS 

NESS 19S 25! 8 S1/2NE1/4 

» Subtotal « 



159.880 


*» COUNTY NORTON 






NORTON 


4S 


21! 18 N1/2N1/2 




NORTON 


4S 


21! 7 I1/2S! 


17.440O&6 


NORTON 


4S 


22! 13 N1/2NE1/4 


39.8600&G 


NORTON 


5S 


24! 36 NK1/4 


40.000ALLPD 


» Subtotal 


tt 




160.000ALL 








80.000OIG 








3.640O8.G 









160.000ACQ 
240.000 



362.120ACQ 



442.120 



130, 
64. 

194, 

160, 

160 



158.850ACQ 
77.550ACQ 



160.000ACQ 
476.400 



1 —* 



KANSAS SPLIT ESTATE (UNLEASED) 



COUNTY TOWN RNG SH SUBDIVISION 

SHIP 
« COUNTY OSAGE 
OSAGE 16S 15E 11 LOT 1, E1/2NH1/4 

« Subtotal ** 



« county paunee 

pawnee 21s ni 21 lot 5 

« Subtotal «* 



» COUNTY PHILLIPS 

PHILLIPS IS UN 

» Subtotal » 



N1/2SE1/4.S1/2SNNE 



» COUNTY RANLINS 

RAVLINS IS 36H 15 SESN.NESE 
RAMLINS 5S 351 29 Sl/2 
RAWLINS 5S 35N 3 NESW 
« Subtotal « 



" COUNTY REPUBLIC 

REPUBLIC IS 4N 34 S1/2HE1/4 

REPUBLIC 2S 51 12 N1/2SE1/4.SESE 

REPUBLIC 3S 3N 16 SW1/2S1/2.SE1/4 



" Subtotal *' 



» COUNTY RILEY 

RILEY 10S 7E 15 N1/2SH1/4 

RILEY US 6E 13 METES AND 
RILEY US IE 18 NETES AND 
» Subtotal ** 



" COUNTY SALINE 

SALINE 15S 
« Subtotal '» 



« COUNTY SCOTT 



4(1 24 NETES 



SCOTT 
SCOTT 
SCOTT 
SCOTT 

SCOTT 



US 
US 

us 

19S 

2GS 



311 J SENE 
33V 24 NHNW 
330 26 SESt 
32W 7 S1/2LOT2.LOT3, 

S1/2SNNE,S1/2SENW,NESW,NNSE 
31N 20 NE1/4.N1/2SW1/4 



« Subtotal ** 



ACREAGE HINRL 

110.570ACQ 
110.570 

11.350O4G 
11.350 

100.000ACQ 

100.000 



80.000ALL 

320.000ALL 

80.000ALL 

480.000 



110.000ACQ 
240.000ACQ 



430.000 



50.510ALLP0 
27.000ALLPO 

157.510 



100.000ACQ 
100.000 



40.000ALL 

40.D0OALL 

40.000ALL 

180.000ALL 

240.000ALL 

540.000 



COUNTY TOWN RNG SN SUBDIVISION 

SHIP 
» COUNTY SEWARD 



SENARO 
SEWARD 
SEWARD 
SEWARD 
SEWARD 
SEWARD 
SEWARD 
SEWARD 



32S 

33S 
33S 
33S 
33S 
33S 
34S 
35S 



33W 19 LOT 3 

32W 25 SWSW 

32W 26 SESE 

32W 30 LOTS l,2,El/2NWl/4 

32W 35 NWNW 

32W 35 SESW.SWSE 

31W 24 NESE 

31W 9 W1/2NE 



»* Subtotal ** 



*« COUNTY SHAWNEE 

SHAWNEE US HE 24 METES 

SHAWNEE US HE 25 NETES 
« Subtotal ** 



" COUNTY SHERHAN 
SHERMAN 10S 38W 22 SW1/4 
SHERHAN 6S 37W 33 Sl/2, HE1/4 
SHERHAN 6S 41W 4 Sl/2 
** Subtotal ** 



** COUNTY SHITH 

SHITH 2S 
** Subtotal «* 



11W 14 SKI/* 



« COUNTY STAFFORD 

STAFFORD 22S UN 4 
*» Subtotal ** 



LOT 4 



» COUNTY STANTON 



STANTON 
STANTON 
STANTON 
STANTON 
STANTON 
STANTON 



27S 
27S 
27S 
28S 
29S 
29S 



41W 3 LOT 2 
43W 20 ALL 
43W 21 NW1/4 
43W 5 LOTS 1,2 
40W 2 SW1/4 
43W 15 SESW 



** Subtotal ** 



" COUNTY TREGO 

TREGO 14S 
** Subtotal *» 



23W 26 SWSW 



ACREAGE HINRL 



37.5300&G 

40.000ALL 

40.000ALL 

151.340ACQ 

40.000ALL 



40.00004G 
80.000ALLPD 

508.870 



40.000ACQ 
34.050ACQ 

74.050 



160.000ALL 
480.000ACQ 
320. 

960. 



160.000ACQ 

160.000 

40.810ACQ 

40.810 



40.190ALL 
259.280ALL 
U0.000ALL 

96.200ALL 
U0.00OACQ 

40. 

755.670 



40.000016 

40.000 



1-5 



COUNTY 


TOWN RNG SN SUBDIVISION 




SHIP 




» COUNTY WABAUNSEE 


HA8AUNSEE 


10S 


10E 10 LOT 11 


WABAUNSEE 


10S 


10E 15 LOT 13 


** Subtotal 


»* 




*» COUNTY WALLACE 




WALLACE 


US 


40W 20 E1/2NE1/4.W1/2 


WALLACE 


us 


43W 12 NE1/4 


WALLACE 


12S 


40W 22 NWNW 


WALLACE 


12$ 


41W 6 LOTS 6,7 


WALLACE 


13$ 


42W 14 SE1/4 


WALLACE 


15S 


38W 32 SE1/4 


** Subtotal 


« 





KANSAS SPLIT ESTATE (UNLEASED) 
ACREAGE HINRL 



1.330Q&G 
13.740O&6 



» COUNTY WASHINGTON 

WASHINGTON IS IE 11 SE1/4 
WASHINGTON 4S 4E 7 SWNW 
» Subtotal ** 



** COUNTY WICHITA 

WICHITA 16S 37« 23 SE1/4 

WICHITA US 37W 24 Sl/2 
« Subtotal » 



** COUNTY WILSON 






WILSON 


30S 


16E 13 E1/2NE1/4 


M Subtotal 


ti 






« COUNTY WOODSON 






WOOOSON 


24S 


17E 2 


LOIS 1,2, 


** Subtotal 


»t 







m Total »** 



15.070 



400.000ALL 

160.000ACQ 

40.000ALL 

69.860ALL 

160.000ALL 
160.000ALL 



H0.000ACQ 
33.460ACQ 

193.460 



160.000ACQ 
320.000ACQ 

480.000 



316.80OACQ 

316.800 

40,253.740 



1-6 







KANSAS 


SPLIT ESTATE (LEASED) 




COUNTY 


TOWN RNG SN SUBDIVISION 


ACREAGE MINRL 


COUNTY 


TOVN RNG SN SUBDIVISION 


ACREAGE MINRL 




SHIP 










SHIP 












** COUNTY GREELEY 






** COUNTY CHEYENNE ; 




GREELEY 


20S 


43V 13 NV1/4 


160.000ALL 


CHEYENNE 


3S 


41V 6 El/2 


319.280ACQ 


GREELEY 


20S 


43V 23 El/2 


32D.D00O4G 


CHEYENNE 


4S 


4011 9 SE1/4 


160.000ALL 


« Subtotal 








>* Subtotal 


s; 




479.280 








480.000 










« COUNTY HAMILTON 




» COUNTY C0H6NCHE 




HANILTON 


21S 


41N 3 I1/2SE1/4 


80.000ALL 


COHANCHE 


31S 


Hi 1 LOT 4 


39.800ALLPD 


HAMILTON 


24S 


40V 20 S1/2NV1/4 


80.000ALL 


« Subtotal 


» 






HAMILTON 


24S 


40V 20 LOT 1 


11.000ALLPD 








39.800 


HAMILTON 


24$ 


40V 32 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 










HAMILTON 


24S 


41V 14 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 


** COUNTY FINNEY 






HAMILTON 


24S 


41V 18 ALL 


636.520ALL 


FINNEY 


24S 


33W 18 LOT 4 


35.720ALL 


HANILTON 


24 S 


41V 20 H1/2H1/2 


160.000ALL 


FINNEY 


24S 


341 32 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 


HAMILTON 


24S 


41V 8 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 


FINNEY 


25S 


32W 12 S1/2SV.E1/2SE 


160.000ALL 


HAMILTON 


25S 


391 13 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 


FINNEY 


25S 


33V 11 Ml/2 


320.000ALL 


HAMILTON 


25S 


39V 2 LOTSl,2,Sl/2NE,SEl/4 


320.600ALL 


FINNEY 


253 


34V 10 Ml/2 


320.000ALL 


HAMILTON 


25S 


39V 22 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 


FINNEY 


25S 


34V 30 LOTS l,2,NEl/4,El/2NVl/4 


320.060ALL 


HAHILTON 


25S 


39V 24 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 


FINNEY 


25S 


341 32 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 


HAMILTON 


26S 


39V 4 SVNV 


40.000ALL 


FINNEY 


25S 


34V 34 SE1/4 


160.000ALL 


HAMILTON 


26S 


40V 31 NENV 


40.000ALL 


FINNEY 


26S 


3411 10 ALL 


640.000ALL 


M Subtotal 








FINNEY 


26S 


34V 16 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 








3,288.120 


FINNEY 


26S 


34V 17 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 










FINNEY 


26S 


34V 18 AU. 


618.640ALL 


»» COUNTY HASKELL 






FINNEY 


26S 


34V 26 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 


HASKELL 


27S 


33V 8 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 


FINNEY 


26S 


34V 27 ALL 


640.000ALL 


HASKELL 


27S 


34V 11 NE1/4 


160.000ALL 


FINNEY 


26S 


34V 29 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 


HASKELL 


27S 


34N 12 ALL 


640.000ALL 


FINNEY 


26S 


34V 3 LOTS 3,4,Sl/2NVl/4,Sl/2 


601.150ALL 


HASKELL 


27S 


34V 15 NE1/4 


160.000ALL 


FINNEY 


26$ 


34V 30 Sl/2 


311.750AU 


HASKELL 


27S 


34V 3 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 


FINNEY 


26S 


34V 31 ALL 


623.930ALL 


HASKELL 


27S 


34V 4 LOT 1.4.S1/2HE.S1/2HV 


320.440ALL 


FINNEY 


26S 


34V 32 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 


HASKELL 


27S 


34V 6 ALL 


630.530ALL 


FINNEY 


26S 


34V 33 Nl/2 


32O.0O0ALL 


** Subtotal 








FINNEY 


26S 


34V 6 LOTS 3,6,7,El/2SVl/4,SEl/4 


404.760ALL 








2,550.970 


FINNEY 


26S 


34V 9 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 










*» Subtotal 


n 






" COUNTY KEAI 












8,036.010 


KEARNY 


22S 


35V 36 SE1/4 


160.000ACQ 










KEARNY 


22S 


35V 7 NE1/4 


16D.00DACQ 


« COUNTY GOVE 






KEARNY 


22S 


36V 14 NV1/4 


160.000ACQ 


GOVE 


15S 


26V 21 V1/2NV.NVS* 


120.000ALL 


KEARNY 


22S 


36V 15 SE1/4 


160.000ACQ 


GOYE 


15S 


26V 9 E1/2SE1/4 


80.000ALL 


KEARNY 


24S 


38V 28 SENV 


40.000ALLPD 


** Subtotal 


»t 






KEARNY 


25S 


35V 13 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 








200.000 


KEARNY 


25S 


35V 15 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 










KEARNY 


25S 


35V 19 LOTS 3,4,N1/2NE, E1/2SV 


239.920ALL 


» COUNTY GRANT 






KEARNY 


25S 


35V 2 LOTS 1-4,S1/2NE,S1/2SV 


313.600ALL 


GRANT 


29S 


35V 11 SV1/4 


160.000ACQ 


KEARNY 


25S 


35V 20 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 


GRANT 


29S 


36V 33 NE1/4 


160.000ACQ 


KEARNY 


25S 


35V 23 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 


GRANT 


29S 


36V 34 ¥1/2 


320.000ACQ 


KEARNY 


25$ 


35V 4 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 


« Subtotal 








KEARNY 


25S 


35V 8 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 








640.000 


KEARNY 


25S 


36V 14 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 










KEARNY 


25S 


36V 26 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 










KEARNY 


25S 


36V 27 N1/2NE1/4 


80.000ALL 










KEARNY 


25S 


37V 28 SV1/4 


160.000ALL 



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KANSAS 


SPLIT ESTATE (LEASED) 




COUNTY 


TOiN RNG SN SUBDIVISION 


ACREAGE HINRL 


COUNTY TOWN RNG SN SUBDIVISION 


ACREAGE HINRL 




SHIP 




SHIP 






KEARNY 


25S m 30 LOTS 3,4 ,E1/2SH , SE1/4, S1/2NE1/4 


400.300ALLPD 


" COUNTY SALINE 






KEARNY 


25S 37H 30 LOTS 1 , 2 , N1/2NE 5 E1/2NN 


239.700ALL 


SALINE 15S 


3M 19 HETES AND BOUNDS 




KEARNY 


25S 371 32 HI/2 


320.000ALL 


« Subtotal 






KEARNY 


25S 38H 14 $1/2 


320.000ALL 






121.100 


KEARNY 


25S 381 26 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 








KEARNY 


26S 35H 10 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 


« COUNTY SEWARD 






KEARNY 


26S 35W 12 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 


SEWARD 31S 


34W 21 NENM 


40.000O&G 


KEARNY 


26S 35i 14 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 


SEWARD 32S 


34W 25 E1/2NE,E1/2NW,NESE 


200.00OO&G 


KEARNY 


26S 35« 15 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 


SEWARD 33S 


31W 32 NENE.SESE 


80.D0DALL 


KEARNY 


26S 35K 17 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 


SEWARD 34S 


31W 7 LOT 2,SENW 


75.300ALL 


KEARNY 


26S 351 19 ALL 


640.000ALL 


SEWARD 34S 


32W 12 S1/2NE1/4 


80.000ALL 


KEARNY 


26S 35H 20 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 


SEWARD 34S 


32i 2 LOT 2.SENE 


80.310ACQ 


KEARNY 


26S 35K 21 El/2 


320.000ALL 


« Subtotal 






KEARNY 


26S 35W 22 11/2 


320.000ALL 






555.610 


KEARNY 


26S 35K 24 Ml/2 


320.000ALL 








KEARNY 


26S 35i 26 Sl/2 


320.000ALL 


" COUNTY STANTON 






KEARNY 


26S 35W 28 il/2 


320.000ALL 


STANTON 29S 


39i 30 SE1/4 


160.000ACQ 


KEARNY 


26S 35W 3 LOTS 3,4,Nl/2Si, NiSE 


474.300ALL 


** Subtotal 






KEARNY 


26S 35K 32 Nil/4 


160.000ALL 






160. 000 


KEARNY 


26S 35K 34 NE1/4 


160.000ALL 








KEARNY 


26S 35N 35 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 


« COUNTY TREGO 






KEARNY 


26S 35W 8 Sl/2 


160.000ALL 


TREGO 12S 


22W 35 Nil/4 


160.000ACQ 


KEARNY 


26S 35i 9 ALL 


640.000ALL 


»» Subtotal 






KEARNY 


26S 36W 11 S1/2S1/2.MHHH 


200.000ALL 






160.000 


KEARNY 


26S 36H 13 SE1/4 


160.000ALL 


**» Total «* 






KEARNY 


26S 36i 23 81(1/4 


160.000ALL 






32,157.690 


KEARNY 


26S 36i 26 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 








KEARNY 


26S 361 29 U1/2NH1/4 


80.000ALL 








KEARNY 


26S 36H 35 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 








KEARNY 


26S 37K 10 ALL 


640.000ALL 








KEARNY 


26S 371 14 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 








KEARNY 


26S 37H 24 Nl/2 


320.000ALL 








KEARNY 


26S 37K 4 LOTS 2,3, SINE, S1/2NH 


390.420ALL 








KEARNY 


26S 37W 6 LOTS 6 , 7 , E1/2SH , SW1/4 


304.400ALL 








« Subtotal 




14,922.640 








» COUNTY LANE 










LANE 


16S 27K 12 W1/2NE1/4, Nil/4 


240.000ALL 








« Subtotal 




240.000 








« COUNTY HEADE 










NEAOE 


33S 29i 3 E1/2SH 










HEAOE 


34S 26K 12 LOTS 5,6 


4.160O&G 








MEAOE 


35S 29i 7 NESE 


40.000ALL 








NEAOE 


35S 30M 1 NE1/4 


160.000ALL 








** Subtotal 













284.160 



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APPENDIX 2 
OIL AND GAS LEASE STIPULATIONS 



Standard Lease Form 3100-11 with Terms and Conditions 2-1. 

Standard BLM Form 3109-1 with BOR stipulations 2-3. 

Special Stipulations BOR GP-135 2-4. 

Special Stipulations 1-A, Tulsa District 2-6. 

Stipulations for Oil and Gas Leases, Kansas City District, COE 2-9. 



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Form 3100-u UNITED STATES 

(June 1988) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 

BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT 

OFFER TO LEASE AND LEASE FOR OIL AND GAS 



Serial No. 



The undersigned (reverse) offers to lease all or any of the lands in Item 2 that are available for lease pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920, as amended and supplemented (30 U.S.C. 181 
et seq.), the Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands of 1947, as amended (30 U.S.C. 351-359), the Attorney General's Opinion of April 2, 1941 (40 Op. Atty. Gen. 41), or the 



READ INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE COMPLETING 



1 . Name 
Street 
City, State, Zip Code 



2 . This application/offer/lease is for: (Check only One) □ PUBLIC DOMAIN LANDS 

Surface managing agency if other than BLM: 

Legal description of land requested: 'Parcel No.: 



□ ACQUIRED LANDS (percent U.S. interest 
Unit/Project 



*Sale Date (m/d/y):_ 



•SEE ITEM 2 IN INSTRUCTIONS BELOW PRIOR TO COMPLETING PARCEL NUMBER AND SALE DATE. 

T. R. Meridian State 



County 



Amount remitted: Filing fee $ . 



Rental fee $ . 



Total acres applied for . 
Total $ 



DO NOT WRITE BELOW THIS LINE 



3 . Land included in lease: 



Meridian 



State 



County 



Total acres in lease . 
Rental retained $ 



This lease is issued granting the exclusive right to drill for, mine, extract, remove and dispose of all the oil and gas (except helium) in the lands described in Item 3 together with the right to build 
and maintain necessary improvements thereupon for the term indicated below, subject to renewal or extension in accordance with the appropriate leasing authority. Rights granted are subject to 
applicable laws, the terms, conditions, and attached stipulations of this lease, the Secretary of the Interior's regulations and formal orders in effect as of lease issuance, and to regulations and formal 
orders hereafter promulgated when not inconsistent with lease rights granted or specific provisions of this lease. 

NOTE: This lease is issued to the high bidder pursuant to his/her duly executed bid or nomination form submitted under 43 CFR 3120 and is subject to the provisions of that bid or 
nomination and those specified on this form. 



Type and primary term of lease: 



THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 



□ Noncompetitive lease (ten years) 
n Competitive lease (five years) 



by 



(Signing Officer) 



D Other. 



(Title) 
EFFECTIVE DATE OF LEASE . 



(Date) 



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(Continued on reverse) 



4. (a) Undersigned certifies that (1) offeror is a citizen of the United States; an association of such citizens; a municipality; or a corporation organized under the laws of the United States or 
of any State or Territory thereof; (2) all parties holding an interest in the offer are in compliance with 43 CFR 3100 and the leasing authorities; (3) offeror's chargeable interests, direct and indirect 
in either public domain or acquired lands do not exceed 246,080 acres in Federal oil and gas leases in the same State, of which not more than 200,000 acres are held under option, or 300,000 
acres-hi leases and 200,000 acres in options in either leasing District in Alaska; (4) offeror is not considered a minor under the laws of the State in which the lands covered by this offer are located; 
(5) offeror is in compliance with qualifications concerning Federal coal lease holdings provided in sec. 2(a)(2)(A) of the Mineral Leasing Act; (6) offeror is in compliance with reclamation requirements 
for all Federal oil and gas lease holdings as required by sec. 17(g) of the Mineral Leasing Act; and (7) offeror is not in violation of sec. 41 of the Act. 

(b) Undersigned agrees that signature to this offer constitutes acceptance of this lease, including all terms, conditions, and stipulations of which offeror has been given notice, and any amendment 
or separate lease that may include any land described in this offer open to leasing at the time this offer was filed but omitted for any reason from this lease. The offeror further agrees that this 
offer cannot be withdrawn, either in whole or in part, unless the withdrawal is received by the proper BLM State Office before this lease, an amendment to this lease, or a separate lease, whichever 
covers the land described in the withdrawal, has been signed on behalf of the United States. 

This offer will be rejected and will afford offeror no priority if it is not properly completed and executed in accordance with the regulations, or if it is not accompanied by the required 
payments. 18 U.S.C. Sec. 1001 makes it a crime for any person knowingly and willfully to make to any Department or agency of the United States any false, fictitious or fraudulent statements 
or representations as to any matter within its jurisdiction. 



Duly executed this 



day of. 



19 



(Signature of Lessee or Attorney-in-fact) 



LEASE TERMS 



Sec. 1 . Rentals— Rentals shall be paid to proper office of lessor in advance of each lease year. 
Annual rental rates per acre or fraction thereof are: 

(a) Noncompetitive lease, $1.50 for the first 5 years; thereafter $2.00; 

(b) Competitive lease, $1.50; for primary term; thereafter $2.00; 

(c) Other, see attachment, or 

as specified in regulations at the time this lease is issued. 

If this lease or a portion thereof is committed to an approved cooperative or unit plan which 
includes a well capable of producing leased resources, and the plan contains a provision for 
allocation of production, royalties shall be paid on the production allocated to this lease. However, 
annual rentals shall continue to be due at the rate specified in (a), (b), or (c) for those lands 
not within a participating area. 

Failure to pay annual rental, if due, on of before the anniversary date of this lease (or next 
official working day if office is closed) shall automatically terminate this lease by operation of 
law. Rentals may be waived, reduced, or suspended by the Secretary upon a sufficient showing 
by lessee. 

Sec. 2. Royalties— Royalties shall be paid to proper office of lessor. Royalties shall be computed 
in accordance with regulations on production removed or sold. Royalty rates are: 

(a) Noncompetitive lease, 12'^%; 

(b) Competitive lease, 12 14%; 

(c) Other, see attachment; or 

as specified in regulations at the time this lease is issued. 

Lessor reserves the right to specify whether royalty is to be paid in value or in kind, and the 
right to establish reasonable minimum values on products after giving lessee notice and an 
opportunity to be heard. When paid in value, royalties shall be due and payable on the last day 
of the month following the month in which production occurred. When paid in kind, production 
shall be delivered, unless otherwise agreed to by lessor, in merchantable condition on the premises 
where produced without cost to lessor. Lessee shall not be required to hold such production 
in storage beyond the last day of the month following the month in which production occurred, 
nor shall lessee be held liable for loss or destruction of royalty oil or other products in storage 
from causes beyond the reasonable control of lessee. 

Minimum royalty in lieu of rental of not less than the rental which otherwise would be required 
for that lease year shall be payable at the end of each lease year beginning on or after a discovery 
in paying quantities. This minimum royalty may be waived, suspended, or reduced, and the 
above royalty rates may be reduced, for all or portions of this lease if the Secretary determines 
that such action is necessary to encourage the greatest ultimate recovery of the leased resources, 
or is otherwise justified. 

An interest charge shall be assessed on late royalty payments or underpayments in accordance 
with the Federal Oil and Gas Royalty Management Act of 1982 (FOGRMA) (30 U.S.C. 1701). 
Lessee shall be liable for royalty payments on oil and gas lost or wasted from a lease site when 
such loss or waste is due to negligence on the part of the operator, or due to the failure to comply 
with any rule, regulation, order, or citation issued under FOGRMA or the leasing authority. 

Sec. 3. Bonds — A bond shall be filed and maintained for lease operations as required under 
regulations. 

Sec. 4. Diligence, rate of development, unitization, and drainage— Lessee shall exercise reasonable 
diligence in developing and producing, and shall prevent unnecessary damage to, loss of, or 
waste of leased resources. Lessor reserves right to specify rates of development and production 
in the public interest and to require lessee to subscribe to a cooperative or unit plan, within 30 
days of notice, if deemed necessary for proper development and operation of area, field, or pool 
embracing these leased lands. Lessee shall drill and produce wells necessary to protect leased 
lands from drainage or pay compensatory royalty for drainage in amount determined by lessor 

Sec. 5. Documents, evidence, and inspection— Lessee shall file with proper office of lessor, 
not later than 30 days after effective date thereof, any contract or evidence of other arrangement 
for sale or disposal of production. At such times and in such form as lessor may prescribe, lessee 
shall furnish detailed statements showing amounts and quality of all products removed and sold, 
proceeds therefrom, and amount used for production purposes or unavoidably lost. Lessee may 
be required to provide plats and schematic diagrams showing development work and 
improvements, and reports with respect to parties in interest, expenditures, and depreciation 
costs. In the form prescribed by lessor, lessee shall keep a daily drilling record, a log, information 
on well surveys and tests, and a record of subsurface investigations and furnish copies to lessor 
when required. Lessee shall keep open at all reasonable times for inspection by any authorized 
officer of lessor, the leased premises and all wells, improvements, machinery, and fixtures thereon, 
and all books, accounts, maps, and records relative to operations, surveys, or investigations 
on or in the leased lands. Lessee shall maintain copies of all contracts, sales agreements, accounting 
records, and documentation such as billings, invoices, or similar documentation that supports 



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costs claimed as manufacturing, preparation, and/or transportation costs. All such records shall 
be maintained in lessee's accounting offices for future audit by lessor. Lessee shall maintain 
required records for 6 years after they are generated or, if an audit or investigation is underway, 
until released of the obligation to maintain such records by lessor. 

During existence of this lease, information obtained under this section shall be closed to 
inspection by the public in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). 
Sec. 6. Conduct of operations — Lessee shall conduct operations in a manner that minimizes adverse 
impacts to the land, air, and water, to cultural, biological, visual, and other resources, and to 
other land uses or users. Lessee shall take reasonable measures deemed necessary by lessor to 
accomplish the intent of this section. To the extent consistent with lease rights granted, such 
measures may include, but are not limited to, modification to siting or design of facilities, timing 
of operations, and specification of interim and final reclamation measures. Lessor reserves the 
right to continue existing uses and to authorize future uses upon or in the leased lands, including 
the approval of easements or rights-of-way. Such uses shall be conditioned so as to prevent 
unnecessary or unreasonable interference with rights of lessee. 

Prior to disturbing the surface of the leased lands, lessee shall contact lessor to be apprised 
of procedures to be followed and modifications or reclamation measures that may be necessary. 
Areas to be disturbed may require inventories or special studies to determine the extent of impacts 
to other resources. Lessee may be required to complete minor inventories or short term special 
studies under guidelines provided by lessor. If in the conduct of operations, threatened or 
endangered species, objects of historic or scientific interest, or substantial unanticipated 
environmental effects are observed, lessee shall immediately contact lessor. Lessee shall cease 
any operations that would result in the destruction of such species or objects. 
Sec. 7. Mining operations— To the extent that impacts from mining operations would be 
substantially different or greater than those associated with normal drilling operations, lessor 
reserves the right to deny approval of such operations. 

Sec. 8. Extraction of helium— Lessor reserves the option of extracting or having extracted helium 
from gas production in a manner specified and by means provided by lessor at no expense or 
loss to lessee or owner of the gas. Lessee shall include in any contract of sale of gas the provisions 
of this section. 

Sec. 9. Damages to property— Lessee shall pay lessor for damage to lessor's improvements, 
and shall save and hold lessor harmless from all claims for damage or harm to persons or property 
as a result of lease operations. 

Sec. 10. Protection of diverse interests and equal opportunity — Lessee shall: pay when due all 
taxes legally assessed and levied under laws of the State or the United States; accord all employees 
complete freedom of purchase; pay all wages at least twice each month in lawful money of the 
United States; maintain a safe working environment in accordance with standard industry practices; 
and take measures necessary to protect the health and safety of the public. 

Lessor reserves the right to ensure that production is sold at reasonable prices and to prevent 
monopoly. If lessee operates a pipeline, or owns controlling interest in a pipeline or a company 
operating a pipeline, which may be operated accessible to oil derived from these leased lands, 
lessee shall comply with section 28 of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920. 

Lessee shall comply with Executive Order No. 1 1246 of September 24, 1965, as amended, 
and regulations and relevant orders of the Secretary of Labor issued pursuant thereto. Neither 
lessee nor lessee's subcontractors shall maintain segregated facilities. 
Sec. 1 1 . Transfer of lease interests and relinquishment of lease — As required by regulations, 
lessee shall file with lessor any assignment or other transfer of an interest in this lease. Lessee 
may relinquish this lease or any legal subdivision by filing in the proper office a written 
relinquishment, which shall be effective as of the date of filing, subject to the continued obligation 
of the lessee and surety to pay all accrued rentals and royalties. 

Sec. 12. Delivery of premises— At such time as all or portions of this lease are returned to lessor, 
lessee shall place affected wells in condition for suspension or abandonment, reclaim the land 
as specified by lessor and, within a reasonable period of time, remove equipment and 
improvements not deemed necessary by lessor for preservation of producible wells. 
Sec. 13. Proceedings in case of default— If lessee fails to comply with any provisions of this 
lease, and the noncompliance continues for 30 days after written notice thereof, this lease shall 
be subject to cancellation unless or until the leasehold contains a well capable of production 
of oil or gas in paying quantities, or the lease is committed to an approved cooperative or unit 
plan or communitization agreement which contains a well capable of production of unitized 
substances in paying quantities. This provision shall not be construed to prevent the exercise 
by lessor of any other legal and equitable remedy, including waiver of the default. Any such 
remedy or waiver shall not prevent later cancellation for the same default occurring at any other 
time . Lessee shall be subject to applicable provisions and penalties of FOGRMA (30 U . S . C . 1 70 1 ) . 
Sec. 14. Heirs and successors-in-interest— Each obligation of this lease shall extend to and be 
binding upon, and every benefit hereof shall inure to the heirs, executors, administrators, 
successors, beneficiaries, or assignees of the respective parties hereto. 

<rU.S. Government Printing Office: 1988-573-017/96009 



Form 3109-1 
(December 1972) 
(formerly 3103-1) 



UNITED STATES 
DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR 
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT 



LEASE STIPULATIONS 

BUREAU OF RECLAMATION 



The lessee agrees to maintain, if required by the lessor during 
the period of this lease, including any extension thereof, an 
additional bond with qualified sureties in such sum as the 
lessor, if it considers that the bond required under Section 2(a) 
is insufficient, may at any time require: 

(a) to pay for damages sustained by any reclamation 
homestead entryman to his crops or improvements caused by 
drilling or other operations of the lessee, such damages to 
include the reimbursement of the entryman by the lessee, when 
he uses or occupies the land of any homestead entryman, for 
all construction and operation and maintenance charges be- 
coming due during such use or occupation upon any portion of 
the land so used and occupied; 

(b) to pay any damage caused to any reclamation project 
or water supply thereof by the lessee's failure to comply fully 
with the requirements of this lease; and 

(c) to recompense any nonmineral applicant, entryman, 
purchaser under the Act of May 16, 1930 (46 Stat. 367), or 
patentee for all damages to crops or to tangible improvements 
caused by drilling or other prospecting operations, where any 
of the lands covered by this lease are embraced in any non- 
mineral application, entry, or patent under rights initiated 
prior to the date of this lease, with a reservation of the oil 
deposits, to the United States pursuant to the Act of 
July 17, 1914 (38 Stat. 509). 



As to any lands covered by this lease within the area of any 
Government reclamation project, or in proximity thereto, the 
lessee shall take such precautions as required by the 
Secretary to prevent any injury to the lands susceptible to 
irrigation under such project or to the water supply thereof; 
provided that drilling is prohibited on any constructed works 
or right-of-way of the Bureau of Reclamation, and provided, 
further, that there is reserved to the lessor, its successors 
and assigns, the superior and prior right at all times to con- 
struct, operate, and maintain dams, dikes, reservoirs, canals, 
wasteways, laterals, ditches, telephone and telegraph lines, 
electric transmission lines, roadways, appurtenant irrigation 
structures, and reclamation works, in which construction, 
operation, and maintenance, the lessor, its successors and 
assigns, shall have the right to use any or all of the lands 
herein described without making compensation therefor, and 
shall not be responsible for any damage from the presence of 
water thereon or on account of ordinary, extraordinary, unex- 
pected, or unprecedented floods. That nothing shall be done 
under this lease to increase the cost of, or interfere in any 
manner with, the construction, operation, and maintenance of 
such works. It is agreed by the lessee that, if the construc- 
tion of any or all of said dams, dikes, reservoirs, canals, 
wasteways, laterals, ditches, telephone or telegraph lines, 
electric transmission lines, roadways, appurtenant irrigation 
structures or reclamation works across, over, or upon said 
lands should be made more expensive by reason of the 
existence of the improvements and workings of the lessee 
thereon, said additional expense is to be estimated by the 



Secretary of the Interior, whose estimate is to be final and 
binding upon the parties hereto, and that within thirty (30) 
days after demand is made upon the lessee for payment of any 
such sums, the lessee will make payment thereof to the 
United States, or its successors, constructing such dams, 
dikes, reservoirs, canals, wasteways, laterals, ditches, 
telephone and telegraph lines, electric transmission lines, 
roadways, appurtenant irrigation structures, or reclamation 
works, across, over, or upon said lands; provided, however, 
that subject to advance written approval by the United States, 
the location and course of any improvements or works and 
appurtenances may be changed by the lessee; provided, 
further, that the reservations, agreements, and conditions 
contained in the within lease shall be and remain applicable 
notwithstanding any change in the location or course of said 
improvements or works of lessee. The lessee further agrees 
that the United States, its officers, agents, and employees, 
and its successors and assigns shall not be held liable for 
any damage to the improvements or workings of the lessee 
resulting from the construction, operation, and maintenance of 
any of the works hereinabove enumerated. Nothing in this 
paragraph shall be construed as in any manner limiting other 
reservations in favor of the United States contained in 
this lease. 

The Lessee Further Agrees That there is reserved to 
the lessor, its successors and assigns, the prior right to use 
any of the lands herein leased, to construct, operate, and 
maintain dams, dikes, reservoirs, canals, wasteways, laterals; 
ditches, telephone and telegraph lines, electric transmission 
lines, roadways, or appurtenant irrigation structures, and also 
the right to remove construction materials therefrom, without 
any payment made by the lessor or its successors for such 
right, with the agreement on the part of the lessee that if the 
construction of any or all of such dams, dikes, reservoirs, 
canals, wasteways, laterals, ditches, telephone and telegraph 
lines, electric transmission lines, roadways, or appurtenant 
irrigation structures across, over, or upon said lands or the 
removal of construction materials therefrom, should be made 
more expensive by reason of the existence of improvements or 
workings of the lessee thereon , such additional expense is to 
be estimated by the Secretary of the Interior, whose estimate 
is to be final and binding upon the parties hereto, and that 
within thirty (30) days after demand is made upon the lessee 
for payment of any such sums, the lessee will make payment 
thereof to the United States or its successors constructing 
such dams, dikes, reservoirs, canals, wasteways, laterals, 
ditches, telephone and telegraph lines, electric transmission 
lines, roadways, or appurtenant irrigation structures across, 
over, or upon said lands or removing construction materials 
therefrom. The lessee further agrees that the lessor, its 
officers, agents, and employees and its successors and 
assigns shall not be held liable for any damage to the im- 
provements or workings of the lessee resulting from the 
construction, operation, and maintenance of any of the works 
herein above enumerated. Nothing contained in this paragraph 
shall be construed as in any manner limiting other reservations 
in favor of the lessor contained in this lease. 



(Continued on reverse) 



(Signature of Lessee) 



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GP-135 
(01/91) 



SPECIAL STIPULATION - BUREAU OF RECLAMATION 



To avoid interference with recreation development and/or impacts to fish and wildlife habitat and to assist in preventing damage to 
any Bureau of Reclamation dams, reservoirs, canals, ditches, laterals, tunnels, and related facilities, and contamination of the water 
supply therein, the lessee agrees that the following conditions shall apply to all exploration and developmental activities and other 
operation of the works thereafter on lands covered by this lease: 

1. Prior to commencement of any surface-disturbing work including drilling, access road work, and well location 
construction, a surface use and operations plan will be filed with the appropriate officials. A copy of this plan will be furnished to 
the Regional Director. Great Plains Region. Bureau of Reclamation, P.O. Box 36900, Billings, MT 59107-6900, for review and 
consent prior to approval of the plan. Such approval will be conditioned on reasonable requirements needed to prevent soil 
erosion, water pollution, and unnecessary damages to the surface vegetation and other resources, including cultural resources, of the 
United States, its lessees, permittees, or licensees, and to provide for the restoration of the land surface and vegctatipn. The plan 
shall contain provisions as the Bureau of Reclamation may deem necessary to maintain proper management of the water, 
recreation, lands, structures, and resources, including cultural resources, within the prospecting, drilling, or construction area. 

Drilling sites for all wells and associated investigations such as seismograph work shall be included in the above- 
mentioned surface use and operation plan. 

If later explorations require departure from or additions to the approved plan, these revisions or amendments, together 
with a justification statement for proposed revisions, will be submitted for approval to the Regional Director, Great Plains Region, 
Bureau of Reclamation, or his authorized representative. 

Any operations conducted in advance of approval of an original, revised, or amended prospecting plan, or which arc 
not in accordance with an approved plan constitute a violation of the terms of this lease. The Bureau of Reclamation reserves the 
right to close down operations until such corrective action, as is deemed necessary, is taken by the lessee. 

2. No occupancy of the surface of the following excluded areas is authorized by this lease. It is understood and agreed 
thai the use of these areas for Bureau of Reclamation purposes is superior to any other use. The excluded areas are: 

a. Within 500 feet on either side of the cemerline of any and all roads or highways within the leased area. 

b. Within 200 feet on either side of the centeriine of any and all trails within the leased area, 
c Within 500 feet of the normal high-water line of any and all live streams in the leased area. 

d. Within 400 feel of any and all recreation developments within the leased area. 

e. Within 400 feet of any improvements either owned, permitted, leased, or otherwise authorized by the Bureau of 
Reclamation within the leased area. 

f. Within 200 feet of established crop fields, food plots, and tree/shrub plantings within the leased area. 

g. Within 200 feet of slopes steeper than a 2:1 gradient within the leased area. 

h. Within established rights-of-way of canals, laterals, and drainage ditches within the leased 3rea. 

i. Within a minimum of 500 feet horizontal from the centeriine of the facility or 50 feet from the outside toe of 
the canal, lateral, or drain embankment, whichever distance is greater, for irrigation facilities without clearly marked rights-of-way 
within the leased area. 



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3. No occupancv of the surface or surface drilling v."i!l be allowed in the following areas. In addition, no directional 
drilling will be allowed thai would intersect the subsurface zones, delineated by a vertical plane in these areas. The following 
restrictions apply only to mineral tracts located within the boundary of a Bureau of Reclamation project where the United Slates 
owns 100 percent of the fee mineral interest. 

a. Within 1,000 feel of the maximum water surface, as defined in the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), of 
any reservoirs and related facilities located within the leased area. 

b. Within 2,000 feet of dam embankments and appunenance structures such as spillway structures, outlci works, 
eic. 

c. Within one-half (1/2) mile horizontal from the centerline of any tunnel within the leased area. 

d. Providing that appropriate environmental compliance measures can be ensured, and providing further that 
Reclamation project works and other public interests can be protected, Reclamation may consider, on a case-by-case basis, 
waiving the requirements specified in Section 3 hereof. HOWEVER, LESSEES ARE ADVISED THAT OBTAINING SUCH A 
WAIVER CAN BE A DIFFICULT, TIME CONSUMING, AND COSTLY PROCESS WITH NO GUARANTEE THAT 
RECLAMATION WILL GRANT THE REQUESTED WAIVER. 

4. The distances stated in items 2 and 3 above are intended to be general indicators only. The Bureau of Reclamation 
reserves the right to revise these distances as needed to protect Bureau of Reclamation facilities. 

5. The use of explosives in any manner shall be so controlled that the works and facilities of the United Stales, its 
successors and assigns will in no way be endangered or damaged. In this connection, an explosives use plan shall be submitted to 
and approved by the Regional Director, Great Plains Region, Bureau of Reclamation, or his authorized representative. 

6. The lessee shall be liable for all damage to the property of the United States, its successors and assigns, resulting 
from the exploration, development, or operation of the works contemplated by this lease, and shall further hold the 

United States, its successors and assigns, and its officers, agents, and employees, harmless from all claims of third parties for 
injury or damage sustained or in any way resulting from the exercise of the rights and privileges conferred by this lease. 

7. The lessee shall be liable for all damage to crops or improvements of any entryman, nonmineral applicant, or 
patentee, their successors and assigns, caused by or resulting from the drilling or other operations of the lessee, including 
reimbursement of any entryman or patentee, their successors and assigns, for all construction, operation, and maintenance charges 
becoming due on any portion of their said lands damaged as a result of the drilling or other operations of the lessee. 

S. In addition to any other bond required under the provisions of this lease, the lessee shall provide such bond as the 
United States may at any lime require for damages which may arise under the liability provisions of sections six (6) and seven (7) 
above. 



Date Signature of Lessee 



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SPECIAL STIPULATIONS 1-A 

1. All oil and gas drilling and production operations shall be under the 
supervision of the District Manager, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), in 
accordance with 43 Code of Federal Regulations 3160. 

2. The Secretary of the Army or designee reserves the right to require 
cessation of operations if a national emergency arises of if the Army needs 
the leased property for a mission incompatible with lease operations. On 
approval from higher authority, the District Engineer will give notice of the 
required suspension. The lessee agrees to this condition and waives 
compensation for its exercise. 

3. If the District Engineer or his authorized representative discovers an 
imminent danger to safety or security which allows no time to consult BLM, 
that person may order such activities stopped immediately. The District 
Manger, BLM, will be notified immediately, will review the order, and will 
determine the need for further remedial action. 

4. Lessee liability for damage to improvements shall include improvements of 
the Department of Defense. Lessee shall be liable for pollution and other 
damages, as a result of their operations, to Government-owned land and 
property and to the property of the Government's authorized surface user. 

5. Before beginning to drill, the lessee must consult with third parties 
authorized to use real estate in the lease area and must consider programs for 
which third parties have contractual responsibility. 

6. A license to conduct geophysical test on the leased area must be obtained 
separately from the District Engineer. 

7. That all rights under this lease are subordinate to the rights of the 
United States to flood and submerge the lands, permanently or intermittently, 
in connection with the operation and maintenance of the above-named project. 

8. That the United States shall not be responsible for damages to property or 
injuries to persons which may arise from or be incident to the use and 
occupation of the said premises, or for damages to the property of the lessee, 
or for injuries to the person of the lessee's officers, agents, servants, or 
employees, or others who may be on said premises at their invitation or the 
invitation of any one of them arising from or incident to the flooding of the 
said premises by the Government or flooding from any other cause, or arising 
from or incident to any other governmental activities; and the lessee shall 
hold the United States harmless from any and all such claims. 



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9. That the work performed by the lessee on the lands shall be under the 
general supervision of the District Engineer, Corps of Engineers in direct 
charge of the project and subject to such conditions and regulations as may be 
prescribed by him, and the plans and locations for all structures, 
appurtenances thereto, and work on said lands shall be submitted to the said 
District Engineer for approval in advance of commencement of any work on said 
lands. The District Engineer shall have the right to enter on the premises, 
at any time, to inspect both the installation and operational activities of 
the lessee. 

10. That no structure or appurtenance thereto shall be of a material or 
construction determined to create floatable debris. 

11. That the construction and operation of said structures and appurtenances 
thereto shall be of such a nature as not to cause pollution of the soils and 
the waters of the project. 

12. That the United States reserves the right to use the land jointly with 
the lessee in connection with the construction, operation, and maintenance of 
the Government project and to place improvements thereon or to remove 
materials therefrom, including sand and gravel and other construction 
material, as may be necessary in connection with such work, and the lessee 
shall not interfere in any manner with such work, and the lessee shall not 
interfere in any manner with such work or do any act which may increase the 
cost of performing such work. If the cost of the work performed on land 
outside the property included in the lease is made more expensive by reason of 
improvements constructed on the leased property by the lessee, the lessee 
shall pay to the United States money in the amount, as estimated by the Chief 
of Engineers, sufficient to compensate for the additional expense involved. 

13. All areas within 2,000 feet of any major structure, including but not 
limited to the dam, spillway, or embankment, are restricted areas. The 
lessee, his operators, agents, or employees shall not utilize the surface of 
restricted areas for any purpose. Drilling operations in, on, or under the 
restricted areas, including drilling outside of the restricted areas which 
would cause a bore hole to be under the restricted area, will not be 
permitted. The restricted areas are included in the lease for the sole 
purpose of becoming part of a drilling unit so that the United States will 
share in the royalty of the unit. 

14. All existing or proposed public use areas, recreation areas, wildlife and 
waterfowl refuges, historical sites, and hiking and horseback trail areas may 
be leased for the sole purpose of becoming a part of a drilling unit. The 
lessee, his operators, agents, or employees will not use or enter upon the 
surface for any purpose. Directional drilling from non-public areas is 
permitted if not otherwise restricted. 

15. No drilling will be permitted from Government-owned surface where 
alternate surface use is available within the same drilling unit. 



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16. All storage tanks and slush pits will be protected by dikes of sufficient 
capacity to protect the reservoir from pollution to flood pool elevation A C.*C 
feet, National Geodetic Vertical Datum. 

17. It is the responsibility of the lessee to identify and be aware of areas 
where entry is prohibited. *C There will be no surface or subsurface entry 
within 2,000 feet of the dam structure. A portion of the lease includes the 
"C Public Use Area, therefore, stipulation "C is applicable. Stipulation "C 
also applies to portions of the lease area. 

18. The operator will immediately stop work and advise the District Engineer 
or his authorized representative if contamination is found in the operating 
area. 



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BLM Serial Number 
Project 



STIPULATIONS FOR OIL AND GAS LEASES 

United States Department of the Interior 

Bureau of Land Management 

LANDS UNDER JURISDICTION OF 

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY 

CORPS OF ENGINEERS (WATER RESOURCE PROJECTS) 

The lands embraced in this lease pursuant to the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 
(30 U.S.C. 181 et seq.) or the Mineral Leasing Act for Acquired Lands of 1947 
(30 U.S.C. 351 et seq.) are under the jurisdiction of the Department of the 
Army, Corps of Engineers, as the Surface Managing Agency, hereinafter referred 
to as the "SMA", and are subject to further controls established by the Engle 
Act (43 U.S.C. 155 et seq). 

The lands described are a part of a water resource multi-purpose project, 
authorized by Congress for flood control, water supply, navigation, 
recreation, wildlife, and other purposes. Rights under this lease are 
subordinate to the rights of the United States for the management, operation 
and maintenance of the Project including public use and the right to flood and 
submerge the lands intermittently, and to remove materials therefrom. 

1. That all rights under this lease are subordinate to the rights of 
the United States to flood and submerge the lands, permanently or 
intermittently, in connection with the operation and maintenance of the above- 
named project. 

2. That the United States shall not be responsible for damages to 
property or injuries to persons which may arise from or be incident to the use 
and occupation of the said premises, or for damages to the property of the 
lessee, or for injuries to the person of the lessee (if an individual), or for 
damages to the property or injuries to the person of the lessee's officers, 
agents, servants, or employees, or other who may be on said premises at their 
invitation or the invitation of any one of them arising from or incident to 
the flooding of the said premises by the Government or flooding from any other 
cause, or arising from or incident to any other governmental activities; and 
the lessee shall hold the United States harmless from any and all such claims. 

3. That the work performed by the lessee on the lands shall be under 
the general supervision of the District Commander, Corps of Engineers, in 
direct charge of the project and subject to such conditions and regulations as 
may be prescribed by him. Prior to lessee developing plan of operation 
involving any surface disturbing activity, including routes to be used for 
vehicular access and plans and locations for all structures and appurtenances 
thereto, the lessee shall contact the SMA for information to develop such 
surface use program. There shall be no surface disturbance prior to 
compliance by lessee with applicable BLM Onshore Oil and Gas Operation 
Procedures (43 CFR, Part 3160), including Oil and Gas Orders and Notice to 
Lessees (NTL'S). 

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The lessee must obtain permission (through BLM) of the SMA and subordinate 
holders of interest (or third parties having contractual responsibility) and 
approval of the plan of operation from the SMA prior to any surface disturbing 
activity. The District Commander shall have the right to enter on the 
premises at any time, to inspect both the installation and operational 
activities of the lessee. 

4. That no structure or appurtenance thereto shall be of a material or 
construction determined to create floatable debris. 

5. That the construction and operation of said structures and 
appurtenances thereto shall be of such a nature as not to cause pollution of 
the soils and the waters of the project. 

6. That the United States reserves the right to use the land jointly 
with the lessee in connection with the construction, operation, and 
maintenance of the Government project and to place improvements thereon or to 
remove materials therefrom, including sand and gravel and other construction 
material, as may be necessary in connection with such work, and the lessee 
increase the cost of performing such work. If the cost of the work performed 
by the Government at and in connection with the project, including work 
performed on lands outside the property included in the lease, is made more 
expensive by. reason of improvements constructed on the leased property by the 
lessee, the lessee shall pay. to the United States money in an amount, as 
estimated by the Chief of Engineers, sufficient to compensate for the 
additional expense involved. 

7. No drill related structures (rigs, collector lines, reserve pits, 
access roads, storage tanks, etc.) will be allowed for placement in the 
following restricted areas: 

a. Within 2,000 feet of any structure, including, but not limited 
to the dam, spillway or embankment areas. The lessee, his operators, agents, 
or employees shall not utilize the surface of such areas for any purpose. 
Drilling operations in, on, or under these areas, including drilling outside 
of such areas which would cause a bore hole to be under these areas, will not 
be permitted. These areas are included in the lease for the sole purpose of 
becoming a part of a drilling unit so that the United States will share in the 
royalty of the unit. The lessee shall be fully responsible for any damaging 
subsidence from extraction thereunder. 

b. within the boundaries of designated Corps or state operated 
public use areas, and special recreation areas (hiking trails, horseback 
trails, etc.). 

c. within areas leased to cities, townships, or quasi-public 
groups for park and recreational purposes, 

d. below elevations, ft. m.s.l., 

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buildings. 



e. within incorporated town, villages, or city limits, 

f. within unique ecological areas, 

g. historical sites, 

h. wildlife and waterfowl refuges, 

i. within 100 feet of public roadways or 300 feet of occupied 



The lessee, his operators, agents, or employees will be prohibited from use or 
entry upon the surface of restricted areas for any purpose. With the 
exception of lands covered in paragraph 7. a. above, directional drilling from 
non-restricted areas is prohibited. 

8. The Secretary of the Army or designee reserves the right to require 
cessation of operations in a national emergency of if the Army needs the 
premises for a use incompatible with lease operations. On approval by higher 
authority, the Commander will notify the lessee in writing or, if time 
permits, requests the BLM to notify the lessee. The lessee understands that 
rights granted by this lease do no include the period of any such cessation, 
and the United States has no obligation to compensate the lessee for damages 
or contractual losses resulting from exercise of this stipulation. The lessee 
shall include this stipulation in contracts with third parties to supply oil 
and gas. This stipulation shall not affect the lessee's right to seek 
suspension of the lease term from BLM. 

9. If the Commander or the Commander's authorized representative 
discovers an imminent danger to safety or security which allows no time to 
consult BLM, that person may order such activities stopped immediately. The 
state BLM director will be notified immediately, will review the order, and 
will determine the need for further remedial action. 

10. If contamination is found in the operating area, either from 
mineral lessee's operations or existing conditions, the operator will 
immediately stop work and consult with the District Commander, or his 
authorized representative in analyzing the problem and developing a remedial 
plan. 

11. In furtherance of Section 9 of the lease, lessee liability for 
damage to improvements and all natural resources and waters of the project 
shall include improvements of the Department of Defense and any surface users 
authorized by the Department of Defense. 

12. Before beginning to drill, the lessee must consult with third 
parties authorized to use real estate in the leased area and must take into 
consideration programs for which third parties have contractual 
responsibility. 



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13. A license to conduct geophysical tests on the leased area must be 
obtained separately from the Commander or his authorized representative. 

14. Prior to beginning operations, the lessee will appoint and retain a 
local agent who may be served notice concerning matters in these stipulations 
and who will notify the SMA instantly in the event of pollution, potential 
spills or other hazards encountered. 

15. The lessee will be liable for pollution or other damages, as a 
result of their operations, to Government-owned lands and property and to the 
property of the Government's authorized surface user. 

16. That it is understood that this instrument is effective only 
insofar as the rights of the United States in the said property are concerned; 
and that the lessee shall obtain such permission as may be necessary on 
account of any other existing rights whether or not granted by the Government. 
It is further understood that the Government does not warrant title or the 
accuracy of the descriptions provided in the lease. 

17. Land and water areas included under a fish and wildlife management 
license agreement with a State agency, or allocated in the Master Plan for 
Fish and Wildlife Management, will be subject to the special Kansas City 
District Corps of Engineers Lease Stipulations for Wildlife Lands. 



Signature of Lessee 



Date of Signature 



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BLM Serial Number 
Project 



KANSAS CITY DISTRICT CORPS OF ENGINEERS 

STIPULATION FOR LANDS DESIGNATED FOR THE 

MANAGEMENT OF WILDLIFE 

Lands and water areas of the Project are managed for multi purposes and may be 
included under a fish and wildlife management license with a State agency, 
permitted to the USF&WLS, or allocated in the Master Plan for Fish and 
Wildlife Management, and will be subject to special stipulations to insure the 
mitigation, protection and/or enhancement of wildlife and wildlife habitat. 
Surface disturbance will be restricted to those areas with insignificant 
impact to wildlife resources, and will be prohibited in areas providing 
habitat for threatened or endangered species, refuges, critical habitat of the 
key management species, and/or unique breeding grounds. The time period or 
location where construction, drilling, production or restoration activity can 
occur (or is required to be accomplished) may be specified to avoid impact to 
seasonal hunting, breeding, migration or fire hazard, to include seasonal 
occupancy, controlled access, limits on noise generation, lighting and use of 
explosives. Vegetation must be preserved, sludge or flare pits covered, 
erosion repaired, and scars revegetated. Access roads must be maintained for 
collateral use with the public where hunting or fishing is authorized, and 
when no longer required by the lessee shall be brought to useable standards 
for continued public access, or obliterated and revegetated, at the option of 
the lessor. Ancillary equipment will be removed immediately when no longer 
needed for production. 



Signature of Lessee 



Date of Signature 



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APPENDIX 3 

OIL AND GAS LEASE 

OPERATIONS 



Acquiring a Federal Oil and Gas Leases 3-1. 

Locating a Wei 1 3-1 . 

Application for Permit to Drill 3-2. 

Environmental Assessment 3-2. 

Drilling Plan 3-3. 

Bonding 3-3. 

Drilling 3-3. 

Logging 3-4. 

Producing 3-4. 

Monthly Reports 3-5. 

Undesi rable Events 3-5. 

Change of Operator 3-5. 

Abandonment 3-5 . 



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APPENDIX 3 



ACQUIRING AND DEVELOPING A FEDERAL OIL AND GAS LEASE 

Lands available for leasing from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) must 
meet the guidelines outlined in 43 Code of Federal Regulations § 3100. A 
Federal lease may be acquired by either competitive lease sale or 
noncompetitive lease sale. The competitive leasing process is the 
offering of Federal oil and gas leases at oral auctions. These auctions 
are held at least quarterly throughout the year. The winning bid at the 
oral auction is the highest bid which equals or exceeds the national 
minimum acceptable bid. Lands that were offered at the competitive lease 
sale, and for which no bid was received, shall be available for 
noncompetitive lease. Such lands become available for a period of 2 
years beginning on the first business day following the last day of the 
competitive oral auction. A competitive lease has a term of 5 years 
(unless held by production) and a noncompetitive lease has a term of 10 
years (unless held by production). 

Lease stipulations to mitigate the environmental effect of oil and gas 
operations on other resources may be applied by both the BLM and other 
federal agencies. Stipulations on acreage with nonfederal surface over 
federal minerals are also applied by the Bureau of Land Management. 



DECIDING ON LOCATION OF WELL 

A geologist for an exploration company examines well logs, seismic data, 
and any other available information to determine an area for possible 
accumulation of hydrocarbons. Geologists, engineers, and other 
exploration experts determine the best location for a proposed well. 

The surface location for the well is based upon geological evidence and 
surface conditions. The average drill pad covers approximately one to 
three acres. Access and surface conditions (creeks, ponds, timber, and 
structures) should be taken into consideration in selecting the location, 
and the pad area should be as level as possible. Creating the least 
possible surface disturbance and safety procedures are other factors to 
be considered when selecting a well location. 

Once the location of the proposed well has been determined the well 
location needs to be staked (surveyed). The BLM is notified of a 
proposed well location on Federal minerals by a notice of staking (NOS) 
or an Application for Permit to Drill (APD). An approved APD must be 
issued and in hand prior to any surface disturbance or drilling 
activities. 



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ACQUIRING AN APPROVED APPLICATION FOR PERMIT TO DRILL (APD) 

To acquire an approved APD the following items are required: (1) an 
environmental assessment of the surface use plan, (2) an approved 
drilling plan, and (3) all bonding requirements met. These are the 
minimum requirements and special stipulations may be added to the APD in 
either the surface use plan or the drilling plan. 



ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF SURFACE USE PLAN 

To acquire an approved Application for Permit to Drill (APD) an 
Environmental Assessment (EA) must be made of the surface use plan. The 
surface use plan contains information including the road and drill pad 
location, details of pad construction, methods for containment and 
disposal of waste material, plans for reclamation of the surface, and 
other pertinent data as required. A drawing showing the proposed layout 
of the drilling location should be included in the surface use plan. 

A cultural evaluation and threatened and endangered (T/E) species 
evaluation of the surface use plan are reviewed by a BLM Archeologist and 
a BLM Wildlife Biologist. Wetlands (riparian areas), floodplains, soil 
permeability, water quality, and any special circumstances are also 
evaluated. The cultural evaluation involves contacting the State 
Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) and any other federal or state agency 
involved in the preservation of historic or prehistoric sites. The T/E 
evaluation involves contacting the State Wildlife Department, the State 
Natural Heritage Program, and/or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 
Each agency receives a 30-day time period for review and comment. BLM 
personnel or a private contractor (approved by the BLM and hired by the 
oil & gas operator) will, upon request, conduct an on-foot location 
inventory of the proposed well location. 

After the Environmental Assessment of the surface use plan is completed, 
a checklist is sent to the operator requesting any additional information 
or special stipulations required before the APD can be approved. A BLM 
Environmental Scientist will inspect the proposed drilling location with 
the Operator's agent, dirt contractor, and Surface Management Agency 
(SMA) representative prior to approving the APD. After the proposed 
drilling location inspection, the SMA will advise the BLM if they require 
any additional stipulations. Additional stipulations could include 
seasonal use, elevation of drill pad, pad drainage, an archeologist on 
location to monitor site protection, or the rerouting of an access road 
to avoid an archeological site. 

Upon completion of the proposed drill location visit, cultural 
evaluation, threatened and endangered species evaluation, and any 
additional evaluations, the APD may be approved. An approved APD with 
copies of regulations and stipulations attached is issued by the BLM to 
the lessee or their designated operator. An approved APD has an 
expiration date of one year, but a one year extension may be received 
upon request and approval. 

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DRILLING PLAN 

A drilling plan must be attached to the APD. This drilling plan must 
contain a description of the drilling program and surface use program. 
The drilling program shall include a description of the pressure control 
system and circulation mediums, the testing, logging and coring program, 
pertinent geologic data, and information on expected problems and 
hazards. The surface use program shall contain a description of the 
road, drill pad location, construction methods for containment and 
disposal of waste materials, plans for reclamation of the surface, and 
other pertinent data. 

BONDING REQUIREMENTS 

The lessee or their designated operator must furnish a bond (minimum 
amount $10,000) before any surface-disturbing activities related to 
drilling can begin. The bond requirement is to ensure compliance with 
all the lease terms and stipulations. If there is a change of operator, 
the new operator must state the bond under which he/she will operate. 
Bonds are not released until all the terms and conditions of the lease 
have been met. This means the well has been plugged and reclamation of 
the location completed as outlined in the surface use plan. An 
authorized officer of the BLM must inspect and approve all the work done. 

SPUDDING AND DRILLING THE WELL 

"Spudding in" or to "spud" a well, means to begin drilling operations. 
The operator must report by telephone, within one working day, to an 
authorized officer the spudding of the well. The lessee or their 
designated operator is responsible for the placement and maintenance at 
each well location of a sign identifying the well name and number, name 
of the operator, lease serial number, and surveyed location. The 
operator must submit daily drilling reports to the BLM designated 
representative during the drilling and completing of the well. 

Drill-site preparation begins when a contractor moves in equipment to 
prepare the well location. If necessary, the location is leveled. A 
•large pit is constructed to contain water for the drilling operations and 
disposal of drill cutting and drilling fluids. The necessary drilling 
equipment (engines, pumps, tanks, drilling rig, hoisting equipment, and 
etc.) is assembled. A large diameter hole is drilled to a shallow depth 
and lined with conductor pipe. The area between the conductor pipe and 
the wall of the well (well bore) is filled with cement from bottom to 
top. A smaller-diameter hole called a "rat hole" is drilled near the 
main bore hole. This rat hole is lined with pipe and is used for 
temporary storage of a piece of drilling equipment called the "kelly." 

After the conductor pipe is set, the next type of pipe set in the well 
bore is called surface casing. The main purpose of this casing is to 
protect aquifers which may contain useable water, but surface casing also 
provides a mounting place for the blowout prevention equipment, and 
serves as support for any production casing that may be set if the well 

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1s productive. In compliance with Federal Onshore Oil and Gas Order No. 
2, surface. casing is cemented and tested at pre-approved pressures. This 
surface casing may be several hundred or several thousand feet deep. 

While drilling, the well is monitored closely to assure any angle of 
deviation is within tolerance requirements outlined in Federal Onshore 
Oil and Gas Order No. 2. Circulating mediums are used to lubricate and 
cool the drill bit and drill string, carry the formation cuttings to the 
surface, and protect and control formation pressures. These circulation 
mediums may be water, oil, gas, or air base. 

LOGGING AND COMPLETING THE WELL 

When the predetermined total depth of the well is reached, a logging 
company is employed for various types of evaluations. The logging tools 
are lowered to the bottom of the hole and then reeled slowly back to the 
surface while assembling (logging) information gathered by the tools. 
There are several types of well logs. The electrical log uses 
electricity and measures the natural electric potential and the effect of 
induced electricity on the formations. The radioactivity logs measure 
the natural radioactivity and the effect of induced radioactivity on the 
formations. Sonic logs measure the velocity of sound waves in the 
formations. (If a radioactive tool is lost in the hole and cannot be 
retrieved; the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is notified and the well is 
plugged with red cement above the lost tool and a permanent plaque is 
attached at the surface to the top of the casing. This plaque lists the 
type of equipment lost in the hole.) 

Once the well is completed a Well Completion or Re-completion Report and 
Log (BLM Form 3160-4) must be submitted within 30 days to a BLM 
authorized officer. If the well is a dry hole, the operator may get oral 
approval to plug and abandon the well. Oral approval must be followed 
with written confirmation to the authorized officer. 

PRODUCING THE WELL 

Once the well is successfully completed, the operator must submit a 
start-up notice to the BLM authorized officer within 5 working days. If 
the report is submitted by telephone, it must be followed by written 
notice within the 5-day time period. The normal size of a well location 
with production equipment is from 1/2 to 1 acre. This size will vary 
with the amount of on-location production equipment required, and is 
outlined in the surface use plan. 



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MONTHLY REPORTS 

While the well is producing, the operator must submit a Monthly Report of 
Operations (MRO) to the BLM. This report lists the monthly production 
for the well. Each well location is inspected once a year by a BLM 
authorized officer for compliance with Federal regulations and 
stipulations. If any violations are found, a report of Incident of 
Noncompliance (INC) is written and the report is sent to the operator 
with instructions to correct the violation within a certain time frame. 



UNDESIRABLE EVENTS 

All undesirable events will be reported to a BLM authorized officer 
immediately. Undesirable events include but are not limited to, oil 
spills, salt water spills, theft, fires, leaks, accidents, or other 
unusual occurrences. Once the BLM authorized officer is notified, 
procedures for reporting and investigating the event are carried out in 
accordance with BLM New Mexico State Office Instruction Memorandum, 
Undesirable Event Checklist. 

CHANGE OF OPERATOR 

Once producing, any operation at the well location that creates 
additional surface disturbance or effects a change in the well bore 
status requires a Notice of Intent be submitted to the BLM on the Sundry 
Notices and Reports on Wells (BLM Form 3160-5). Before any work is 
commenced, the plan must be approved with any necessary modifications 
and/or additions to conform to Federal regulations. Also, any change in 
lessee of record must be approved by BLM prior to the new lessee 
operating the well. Until the assignment of interest to the new 
(succeeding) lessee is approved the lessee of record remains responsible 
for all activities pertaining to the lease. 

ABANDONING/RECLAIMING THE WELL LOCATION 

If a well is no longer profitable to produce, an operator may wish to 
plug and abandon the well. No well may be abandoned without prior 
approval by the Tulsa District Office. In order to plug a well, an 
operator must submit on a Sundry Notice (BLM Form 3160-5) his intention 
to plug the well. For old wells not having an approved abandonment plan, 
a sketch showing the disturbed area and roads to be abandoned, along with 
the proposed reclamation measures, shall be submitted with the Sundry 
Notice. The BLM authorized officer reviews the plugging request and has 
the authority to authorize the plugging. BLM Petroleum Engineering 
Technicians witness all pluggings, and a BLM Environmental Engineer 
examines the area for evaluation of reclamation efforts. Final 
abandonment is not approved until the surface reclamation work required 
by the approved APD or approved abandonment notice has been completed 
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GLOSSARY 



GLOSSARY 



ADVISORY COUNCIL ON HISTORIC PRESERVATION (ACHP) - A federal council that 
reviews the actions taken by agency officials which affect historic properties 
(cultural resources). 

ALTERNATIVE - The different ways of addressing the planning issue(s) and 
management activities considered in the planning process. These provide the 
decisionmaker and the public a clear basis for choices among options. Every 
planning effort involves the development of several complete, reasonable 
alternatives for resolving the issue(s). One of the alternatives offered is 
the continuation of present management (no change) while the other alternatives 
provide a range of choices for resolution of the issues. One of the alternatives 
is selected at the end of the planning process and approved as the plan. 

AUTHORIZED OFFICER - Any person authorized by the Secretary of the Interior, or 
his representative, to administer regulations. 

CANDIDATE SPECIES - Category I: Plant and animal species for which the USFWS 
currently has on file substantial information to support a proposal to list as 
threatened or endangered. Category II: Plant and animal species for which 
current information indicates that a proposal to list as threatened or endangered 
is possibly appropriate, but for which more information is needed to support a 
listing proposal . 

CULTURAL RESOURCES - Any cultural, archeological , historical, or architectural 
site, building, structure, District, or object. 

CUMULATIVE IMPACT - The environmental impact resulting from the incremental 
impact of the action when added to other past, present, and reasonably 
foreseeable actions, regardless of the agency (federal or non-federal) or 
per.son(s) undertaking other actions. Cumulative impacts can result from 
individual minor, but collectively significant, actions taking place over a 
period of time. 

ENDANGERED SPECIES - An animal or plant whose prospects of survival and 
reproduction are in immediate jeopardy, and as further defined by the Endangered 
Species Act of 1973, as amended. 

ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT OF 1973 - (as amended): Federal law to ensure that no 
federal action will jeopardize federally listed or proposed threatened or 
endangered species of plants or animals. 

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (EIS) - A written analysis of the impacts on the 
environment of a proposed project or resource management plan. 

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FEDERAL LAND POLICY AND MANAGEMENT ACT OF 1976 (FLPMA) - Public Law 94-579, 
which gives the BLM legal authority to establish public land policy, to establish 
guidelines for administering such policy and to provide for the management, 
protection, development, and enhancement of the public land. 

FLOODPLAIN - The nearly level alluvial plain that borders a stream or river and 
is subject to inundation during high water periods; the relatively flat area or 
lowland adjoining a body of standing or flowing water which has been or might 
be covered by floodwaters. 

HABITAT- A specific set of physical conditions that surround a species, group 
of species or a large community. In wildlife management, the major constituents 
are considered to be food, water, cover, and living space. 

HISTORIC PROPERTY - Any prehistoric or historic cultural resource. 

HISTORIC SITE - The specific location of any cultural resource created after 
the time of first contact between European explorers and native Indians in each 
local area. 

INDIAN TRIBE- The governing body of any Indian tribe, band, nation, or other 
group that is recognized by the Secretary of Interior and for which the 
United States holds land in trust or restricted status for that entity or its 
members. 



INTEREST - The most general term that can be employed to denote a property in 
lands or chattels. In its application to lands or things real, it is frequently 
used in connection with the term "estate," "right," and "title," and includes 
them all. The terms "interest" and "title" are not synonymous. "Interest" more 
particularly means a right to have the advantage accruing from something; a 
partial or undivided right, but less than title. 

INVERTEBRATE - An animal lacking a backbone or spinal column. 

ISSUE - A matter of controversy over resource management activities that "is 
typically discrete and provides alternatives for a decision. Typically the 
causal relationship between the activity and undesirable results is documentable 
and the level of controversy is high enough to merit further analysis. Statement 
of the planning issue orients the resource management planning process so the 
vigor of interdisciplinary thought, analysis, and documentation is directed 
toward resolving the planning issues during the preparation of a Resource 
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LEASE NOTICE - Provides more detailed information concerning limitations that 
already exist in law, lease terms, regulations, or operational orders. A Lease 
Notice also addresses special items the lessee would consider when planning 
operations, but does not impose new or additional restrictions. 

LEASE STIPULATIONS - Additional specific terms and conditions that change the 
manner in which operation may be conducted on a lease, or modify the lease rights 
granted. 

MANAGEMENT SITUATION ANALYSIS (MSA) - A step in the BLM planning process that 
identifies existing management, physical resources, and opportunities to meet 
the needs, concerns, and issues identified through resource management planning. 
The MSA results in a reference document, which is kept in the resource area 
office. The MSA document is open for public inspection but is not distributed 
to the public. 

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MOU) - Signed pact between two entities agreeing 
to some course of action or inaction. 

MEGAFAUNA - Animals, living or fossil, that are large enough to be seen and 
studied with the unaided eye (especially the largest mammals like horse, mammoth, 
camel, bear, etc.) 

MITIGATION - The alleviation or lessening of possible adverse effects upon a 
resource by application of appropriate protective measures or adequate scientific 
study. 

MINERAL ESTATE - Mineral and/or subsurface ownership. 

MITIGATION MEASURES - Methods or procedures committed to by BLM for the purpose 
of reducing or lessening the impacts of an action. 

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT OF 1969 (NEPA) - Public Law 91-190. 
Establishes environmental policy for the nation. Among other items, NEPA 
requires federal agencies to consider environmental values in decision-making 
processes. 

NATIONAL HISTORIC PRESERVATION ACT (NHPA) - The primary federal law providing 
for the protection and preservation of our cultural resources. Making it a 
national policy to preserve our cultural heritage, NHPA established the National 
Register of Historic Places , the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation and 
State Historic Preservation Officers. 



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NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES (NRHP) - A list of districts, sites, 
buildings, structures and objects significant in American history, architecture, 
archeology and culture maintained by the Secretary of the Interior. Expanded 
as authorized by Section 2(b) of the Historic Sites Act of 1935 (16 U.S.C. 462) 
and Section 101(a)(1) (A) of the National Historic Preservation Act . 



NATIONAL REGISTER QUALITY SITE - A cultural resource site determined to be 
eligible for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places by virtue 
of its local, state or national significance. 



NO SURFACE OCCUPANCY (NSO) - A fluid mineral leasing stipulation that prohibits 
occupancy or disturbance on all or part of the lease surface in order to protect 
special values or uses. Lessees may exploit the oil and gas or geothermal 
resources under leases restricted by this stipulation through use of directional 
drilling from sites outside the no surface occupancy area. 

PALEONTOLOGICAL RESOURCE - Any impressions, footprints, trackways, fossilized, 
or preserved organic remains not associated with a cultural resource. 

PATENT - A grant of some privilege, property, or authority, made by the 
Government, or sovereign of a country to one or more individuals. A land patent 
is a muniment of title issued by a government or state for the conveyance of some 
portion of public domain. 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION - Part of the BLM's planning system that provides the 
opportunity for citizens as individuals or groups to express local, regional 
and national perspectives and concerns in the rulemaking, decisionmaking, 
inventory and planning processes for public land. This includes public meetings, 
hearings or advisory boards or panels that may review resource management 
proposals and offer suggestions or criticisms for the various alternatives 
considered. 



PREHISTORIC SITE - (opposite of historic site) the specific location of an 
cultural resource created before the time of the first contact between European 
explorers and the native tribes of that area. 



RECLAMATION - Returning disturbed lands to a form and productivity that will be 
ecologically balanced and in conformity with a predetermined land management 
plan. 

RECREATION AND PUBLIC PURPOSES ACT (R&PP) - This Act authorizes the Secretary 
of the Interior to lease or convey public lands for recreational and public 
purposes under specified conditions to states or their political subdivisions, 
and to nonprofit corporations and associations. 

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RESOURCE AREA - The smallest administrative subdivision of a BLM district. 



RIPARIAN HABITAT (AREAS) - Areas of land directly influenced by permanent water 
and having visible characteristics, e.g., vegetation, reflective of the presence 
of permanent water, i.e., surface and/or subsurface. 

SCOPING PROCESS - An early and open process for determining the scope of issues 
to be addressed and for identifying the significant issues related to a proposed 
action. Scoping may involve public meetings, field interviews with 
representatives of agencies and interest groups, discussions with resource 
specialists and managers, written comments in response to news releases, direct 
mailings and articles about the proposed action and scoping meetings. 

STATE HISTORIC PRESERVATION OFFICER (SHPO) - is the official appointed by each 
state's Governor to lead that state's historic preservation program and review 
all actions that affect the state's National Register Sites. 



SPECIAL STATUS SPECIES - Wildlife and plant species either federally listed or 
proposed for listing as endangered or threatened, state-listed or BLM-determined 
.priority species. 

SURFACE MANAGING AGENCY (SMA) - is that agency of the federal government which 
has the primary control and responsibility over a particular area of land (such 
as the National Park Service, the U.S. Forest Service, the Bureau of Reclamation, 
Army Corps of Engineers, or the Bureau of Land Management). 

SPLIT ESTATE - Lands where the owner of the mineral rights and the surface owner 
are not the same party in interest. The most common split estate is Federal 
ownership of mineral rights and other interest ownership of the surface. 

Lands or real estate where the federal government owns the sub-surface mineral 
rights, and the surface is owned by a private citizen or business. 

THREATENED SPECIES - Any plant or animal species that is likely to become an 
endangered species throughout all or a significant portion of its range, as 
defined by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service under the authority of the 
Endangered Species Act of 1973. 



TIMING LIMITATION (SEASONAL RESTRICTION) - Prohibits surface use during specified 
time periods to protect identified resource values. The stipulation does not 
apply to the operation and maintenance of production facilities unless the 
findings of analysis demonstrate the continued need for such mitigation and that 
less stringent, project-specific mitigation measures would be insufficient. 



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VEGETATION - Plants in general or the sum total of the plant life above and 
below ground in an area. 

VERTEBRATE - An animal having a backbone or spinal column. 



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ACRONYMS 

APD Application for Permit to Drill 

AIRFA American Indian Religion Freedom Act of 1978 

ARPA Archeological Resources Protection Act of 1966 

BLM Bureau of Land Management 

BOR Bureau of Reclamation 

CFR Code of Federal Regulations 

CNG Cimarron National Grasslands 

COA Conditions of Approval 

COE Corp of Engineers 

DOD Department of Defence 

EIS Environmental Impact Statement 

EPA Environmental Protection Agency 

EO Executive Order 

ESA Endangered Species Act 

F Fahrenheit 

FLPMA The Federal Land Policy and Management Act 

FMA Fluid Mineral Assessment 

FR Federal Register 

KBS Kansas Biological Survey 

KBSNHP Kansas Biological Survey's National Heritage Program 

KCCOE Kansas City District of Corp of Engineers 

KDWP Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks 

KGS Kansas Geological Survey 

KSNHP Kansas Natural Heritage Program 

MKT Missouri, Kansas, Texas 

MOA Memorandum of Agreement 

MOU Memorandum of Understanding 

MSA Management Situation Analysis 

MWS Maximum Water Surface 

NEPA National Environmental Policy Act 

NESA National Environmental Study Area 

NHPA National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 

NRHP National Register of Historic Places 

NSO No Surface Occupancy 

NWI National Wetland Inventory 

ORA Oklahoma Resource Area 

R&PP Recreation and Public Purpose Act 

RFD Reasonable Foreseeable Development 

RMP Resource Management Plan 

SCS Soil Conservation Service 

SHPO State Historic Preservation Officer 

SMA Surface Management Agency 

SPA Supplemental Planning Analysis 

SSS Special Status Species 

STC Standard Terms and Conditions 

TDCOE Tulsa District of Corp of Engineers 

T/E Threatened or Endangered 

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture 

USDI U.S. Department of the Interior 

USFS U.S. Forest Service 

USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 

USGS U.S. Geological Survey 

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